Aram Hur is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Truman School of Government and Public Affairs. She also serves as Co-Director of the MU Institute for Korean Studies.
Dr. Hur’s research focuses on national politics and democracy, with particular focus on issues of identity change, integration, and democratic support in East Asia. She is the author of Narratives of Civic Duty: How National Stories Shape Democracy in Asia (Cornell University Press, 2022). Her work is published in leading academic journals such as the British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Politics, and Journal of East Asian Studies, and cited in media outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, and Foreign Policy.
Previously, she was the 2021 Sherman Emerging Scholar Awardee by The Korea Society, a 2018-19 U.S.-Korea NextGen Scholar selected by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and a Provost Postdoctoral Fellow at NYU. She holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University, M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School, and B.A. with honors from Stanford University.