Dr. Hur’s research focuses on nationalism, identity politics, and democracy in East Asia and the Korean peninsula. Her work has been published in academic journals such as the British Journal of Political Science, Journal of East Asian Studies, and Electoral Studies, and cited in media outlets such as the Washington Post and New York Times. She is currently working on a book about the national roots of democratic grit in East Asia and a series of projects on North Korean refugees and Korean reunification.
Aram Hur will join as Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Truman School of Public Affairs in the fall of 2019. She is currently a postdoctoral scholar at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service and a 2018-19 U.S.-Korea NextGen Scholar selected by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University, M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School, and B.A. from Stanford University.