Darcie Draudt is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the Johns Hopkins University. She is currently in Seoul as a Korea Foundation dissertation fieldwork fellow and a visiting scholar at the Yonsei University Department of Political Science. She holds a non-resident James A. Kelly Korean Studies fellowship at Pacific Forum and serves as senior editor for Sino-NK, an online scholarly blog that focuses on the transnational links that bind China, the DPRK, and the ROK. Draudt’s research comprises US-Northeast Asian relations, policy processes and elite networks, Korean national identity, and citizenship and migration studies.
Draudt previously was a research associate for Korea Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC. Prior to that, Draudt lived in Seoul for several years, where in addition to studying Korean language and history at Yonsei University, she worked as a field researcher for the International Organization for Migration Research and Training Center and as publishing manager for the Yonsei University Journal of International Studies. Draudt received an MA in Political Science from the Johns Hopkins University, an MA in Korean Studies from the Yonsei University Graduate School of International Studies, and a BA in Anthropology from Davidson College.