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Dr. Sojin Lim

Lecturer

School of Language and Global Studies

Adelphi Building, AB148

+44 (0) 1772 89 3157

SLim4@uclan.ac.uk

Dr. Sojin Lim is Lecturer in Korean Studies at the School of Languages and Global Studies of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). 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 Womans 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, public policy, area studies, and political economy: development experience of South Korea; transformation of state system, including fragile states such as North Korea; institutional development and public policy in developing countries; global norms and compliance and so on.  

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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). 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 Womans 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, public policy, area studies, and political economy: development experience of South Korea; transformation of state system, including fragile states such as North Korea; institutional development and public policy in developing countries; global norms and compliance and so on.

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

Membership of Professional and Learned Bodies

  • Korea Association of International Development and Cooperation, Board Member 2017
  • Korean Association of Area Studies
  • Korea Association of Development Policy
  • Korean Association of International Studies
  • Korean Society of Contemporary European Studies

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

  • Divided Korea, Background to Korea, Contemporary Korean Society and Culture