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Dr. Sojin Lim

Lecturer

School of Language and Global Studies

Adelphi Building, AB143

+44 (0) 1772 89 3157

SLim4@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Languages and International Studies

Dr Sojin Lim is Lecturer in Korean Studies at the School of Languages and Global Studies of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Dr Lim welcomes proposals for doctoral research on inter-Korea development policy or development assistance to North Korea in the context of fragile states. Prior to joining UCLan, Dr Lim worked for aid agencies as senior research fellow with hands-on field experiences. She also worked as external lecturer in universities in Korea. Dr Lim has conducted various projects with international organisations as well. She obtained a BA and a MA from Ewha Woman’s University, and a PhD from the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) at the University of Manchester. Dr Lim’s research interests lie at development studies, area studies, public policy, and political economy: development experience of South Korea; development assistance to North Korea; transformation of state system; institutional development and public policy in developing countries; global norms and compliance.

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Dr Sojin Lim is Lecturer in Korean Studies at the School of Languages and Global Studies of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Dr Lim welcomes proposals for doctoral research on inter-Korea development policy or development assistance to North Korea in the context of fragile states. Prior to joining UCLan, Dr Lim worked for aid agencies, including Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and Export-Import Bank of Korea, as senior research fellow with hands-on field experiences. She also worked as external lecturer at the Graduate School of International and Area Studies of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies as well as the Graduate School of Public Policy of Sejong University. Dr Lim has conducted various projects with international organisations, such as UN, ILO, OECD, WB and ADB. She obtained a BA in Elementary Education (double majored in Business Administration) and a MA in International Studies (development cooperation) from Ewha Woman’s University, and a PhD in Development Policy and Management from the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) at the University of Manchester. Dr Lim’s research interests lie at development studies, area studies, public policy, and political economy: development experience of South Korea; development assistance to North Korea; transformation of state system; institutional development and public policy in developing countries; global norms and compliance.

Qualifications:

  • PhD. Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, 2011
  • MA. International Studies (Development Cooperation), Ewha Womans University, 2005
  • BA. Double major in Elementary Education and Business Administration, Ewha Womans University, 2003

Teaching Activities

Divided Korea, Contemporary Korean Society and Culture, Background to Korea, Development and Change in the Asia Pacific Region

Research

Membership of Professional and Learned Bodies

  • Bursary Committee Member, British Association of Korean Studies
  • Board Member, Korea Association of International Development and Cooperation
  • Member, British Association of Korean Studies
  • Member, Korean Association of Area Studies
  • Member, Korean Association of International Studies
  • Member, Korea Association of Development Policy
  • Member, Korean Society of Contemporary European Studies

External Affiliations and Roles

  • ODA Advisor, Daegu Metropolitan City Council
  • Reviewer, World Development
  • Reviewer, Education Research Journal
  • Reviewer, Korean Journal of International Studies
  • Reviewer, Journal of International and Area Studies
  • Reviewer, Asian International Studies Review
  • Reviewer, East Asia Journal
  • Reviewer, Social Science Research
  • Reviewer, Journal of Social Sciences