Assistant Professor of International Affairs

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Joowon Yi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs. He received a Ph.D. in the Department of Political Science at Texas A&M University.

His research interests lie in International Relations and Comparative Politics, particularly in the areas of state formation, nationalism, and civil wars. His work has been published or is forthcoming at International Studies Quarterly, European Journal of International Relations, and International Politics.


PhD, Texas A&M University, Political Science
BA, Korea University, Political Science

Areas of Expertise
  • State Formation
  • Colonialism
  • Political Violence
Honors, Awards, and Achievements
  • Teaching Academy Fellow 2023-2024
  • Glasscock Graduate Research Fellowship, Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University, 2021
  • Lechner Graduate Grant Award, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University, 2020
Selected Publications

Joowon Yi, 2023. “Demand for Statehood: The Case of Native Military Recruitment in World War II,” International Studies Quarterly, 67 (4).

Hyeran Jo and Joowon Yi, 2023. “When do rebels sign agreements with the United Nations? An investigation into the politics of international humanitarian engagement”. European Journal of International Relations, 29(3), pp.602-627.

Hyeran Jo, Joowon Yi, and Josiah Barrett, 2023. “Humanitarian rebels? Rebel governance and international humanitarian engagement”. International Politics, pp.1-22.