Professor of Government & Law
100 Kirby Hall of Civil Rights

Other Titles

  • Chair of Asian Studies Program


  • Ph.D., Cornell University

Vita: Park received her Ph.D. from Cornell University (2009) and M.A. from the Graduate School of International Studies at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea (2001). Prior to coming to Lafayette, she taught at Stanford University and conducted research in Japan and Korea as a visiting researcher at the University of Tokyo and at Yonsei University.

Teaching interests: Introduction to International Politics; East Asian International Relations; Asian Security; Global Conflict and Cooperation

Research interests: international security; alliance politics; national identity politics; causes of war; the role of sovereignty in international relations; East Asian politics

Honors: Japan Foundation Dissertation Fellowship; The Mellon Fellowship; The Cornell University Einaudi Center’s Carpenter Fellowship: research fellowships from the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) and the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) at Stanford University