Myung-Ae joined the Department of Geography and Environment in May 2018. She holds a DPhil in Geography and the Environment from University of Oxford, and a MSc in Tourism, Environment and Development from King’s College London. Before joining LSE, Myung-Ae was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Seoul National University.
Myung-Ae’s research draws on cultural geography and political ecology to explore the politics, cultures, and geographies of the environment in East Asian developmental states. She has conducted ethnographic fieldwork on ecotourism in South Korea through the cases of whale and dolphin tourism, countryside walking, and Slow City tourism. Her current research focuses on feral dog management in Asian peri-urban areas.
Before pursuing an academic career, Myung-Ae was an environmental correspondent at Kyunghyang Daily News based in Seoul.