Winthrop University: CAS Faculty Profile - Kim, Hye-Sung

Name:  Hye-Sung Kim
Title:  Associate Professor
Education:  Ph.D., Political Science, University of Rochester
MALD, Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
M.A., Economics, Seoul National University
Office:  326 Bancroft Hall   
Phone:  803/323-4664


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Dr. Hye-Sung Kim is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Winthrop University. She teaches courses on Comparative Politics, Research Methods, International Political Economy, African Politics, and Ethnic Politics. Dr. Kim's research examines the political economy of development in Africa with an emphasis on ethnicity, voting, and the emerging field of Human Security Studies, focusing on (1) the extent to which marginalized communities across the globe experience threats to their human security; and (2) generating solutions for such threats. Her recent work has been published or forthcoming in Electoral Studies, Political Research Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Africa Spectrum and Habitat International among others, and her book manuscript titled Persistent Loyalty: Political Power and the Logic of Co-Ethnic Marginalization in Africa is under contract from Routledge. Dr. Kim combines her research and her teaching by working with student undergraduate researchers as co-investigators and offers study abroad courses to Kenya. She also received the Outstanding Junior Professor Award in 2021 and CAS Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award in 2020.

Dr. Kim received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Rochester, a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) from the Fletcher School, Tufts University, an MA in Economics from Seoul National University, and a BA (First Class Honours) in Economics from the University of Calgary.


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