Fields of Study: International Relations; Environmental Politics and Policy; Public Administration and Public Policy
About: Hyeyoon is a Ph.D. student in Political Science, focusing on global environmental governance with specific attention to norm development caused by international power politics and the global North and South problems. Her current research interest is the rise of China and its impact on ‘transparency’ norm development in global extractive governance, applying critical constructivism. She graduated from Yonsei University in South Korea with her bachelor’s degree in Political Science (major) and Law (minor). In 2008, she moved to Germany and received her M.A. in Political Science from Free University of Berlin. Her master’s thesis was a comparative case study of regional environmental regimes for transboundary atmospheric problems in the EU and Northeast Asia. Before coming to Colorado State University, she worked in Korea Environment Institute (KEI) as a policy researcher and published several policy reports. She is fluent in Korean (native language), English, and German.