Ph.D. Student, Development Studies, Department of Global Development
Born and raised in the Republic of Korea, Kyunghee Kang earned her B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Indiana University (2017) and her M.A. in International Cooperation from Seoul National University (2022). Kyunghee's forthcoming publication in Africa Development entitled "Institutionalizing Gender-Based Violence within African Democracies: A Comparative Analysis of South Africa and Botswana" originated as her master's thesis.
Prior to joining Cornell as a Ph.D. student in Development Studies, Kyunghee worked at the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea where she supported the legislative and political activities of congressmen. She also examined diverse laws and policies as a parliamentary assistant for four years. Kyunghee has put significant efforts to facilitate discussions on anti-discrimination laws to promote the rights, dignity, and well-being of minorities, including children, women, individuals with disabilities, migrants and refugees, and LGBTQ. Kyunghee also interned at UNDP and UNHCR, where she obtained comprehension of the complex relationships among different development agendas and observed the link between humanitarian support and socio-economic accomplishments.
Inequality and global challenges
Climate change, forced displacement & extreme poverty
kk932 [at] cornell.edu