Woohyeok Seo

Woohyeok Seo

PhD candidate

Department of International Relations

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Languages
English, Korean
Key Expertise
Memory, Nuclear Weapons, Critical War Studies, Historical IR, East Asia

About me

Woohyeok Seo is an MPhil/PhD candidate in International Relations at LSE. His research primarily focuses on the dynamics of remembering those who lost their lives during wars and periods of turbulence through the lens of memorialisation, including material culture and discourses.

Born and raised in South Korea, Woohyeok earned a BA in Political Science and International Studies from Yonsei University in Seoul. He holds an MA in International Security with concentrations in East Asia and Human Rights from Sciences Po Paris and an MSc in International Relations (Research) from LSE.

Previously, Woohyeok worked as a political researcher at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the United States from 2018 to 2021. He also participated in the Wilson Center’s North Korea International Documentation Project in Washington D.C., after serving the army as a KATUSA (Korean Augmentation Troops to the United States Army) at Camp Humphreys for two years.

Research topic

How did Japan, South Korea, and the United States respond to certain atomic victims in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in maintaining their official memories of the atomic bombs?

Academic supervisors

Katharine Millar

Tarak Barkawi

Research Cluster affiliation

Theory/Area/History Research Cluster

 

Expertise Details

Memory; Nuclear Weapons; Critical War Studies; Historical IR; East Asia