Hello! I am Gidong Kim, a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the University of Missouri. I am a 2021-2022 Graduate Fellow at Institute for Korean Studies at the University of Missouri. I hold a M.A. and B.A. in Political Science from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), Seoul, South Korea.
I study comparative political behavior - especially, voting and elections, political psychology (identity politics; nationalism), and political economy (economic voting; redistribution preferences). Specifically, I'm interested in the interaction between nationalism and economic perception. I study how national identity shapes individuals' economic perception such as economic evaluation, subjective class perception, and inequality perception, and how the interaction affects political behavior. Regionally, I focus on South Korea and East Asia while also looking at American Politics.
Here is my full CV.