Curriculum Vitae

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science & International Affairs


Solbi Kim is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Politics at the University of Georgia’s Department of International Affairs. Her areas of research interest include public opinion, political parties, political behavior, and democracy. She concentrates on the political trust of citizens and its effects across democracies.


MA in Political Science & International Relations, Ewha Womans University, 2019

BA in Political Science & International Relations, Ewha Womans University, 2017

More About

In addition to her academic pursuits, she enjoys playing tennis and being an active member of the Korean student community through volunteer work.

Of Note
  • Conducted research sponsored by the National Research Foundation of Korea from the Korean Government (August 2017-February 2019).
  • International Conference Presentation in The University of Hawai’i at Mānoa’s School of Pacific and Asian Studies (March 2018).
  • Received several scholarships and awards from Ewha Alumni Association (Spring 2017), Kookmin Bank (Spring 2015), Dean’s List (Fall 2013), and Ewha Women’s University (Spring 2013).
  • Worked as a Junior Researcher at Korea Institute of Public Administration (February-July 2020) and East Asia Institute (March 2017-August 2017).
  • Worked as Teaching Assistant and Administrative Assistant at Ewha Women’s University (Spring 2017-Fall 2018).
Areas of Expertise

Comparative Politics, Public Opinion, Political Trust, Political Parties, Political Behavior, Elections, Democracy

Honors, Awards, and Achievements
  • Graduate School merit grant (2022)
  • Department of International Affairs (2020) merit scholarship
  • Graduate School of the University of Georgia (2021) grant
  • Ewha Alumni Association (Spring 2017) award
  • Kookmin Bank (Spring 2015) award
  • Dean’s List, Ewha (Fall 2013)
  • Ewha Women’s University (Spring 2013) award

MPSA (Midwest Political Science Association)

Course Instruction

Teaching Assistant / Instructor, in American Government class (undergraduate-level, POLS 1101), discussion sessions, Aug 2021 – May 2022, the School of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia

Instructor, in Introduction to Comparative Politics class (undergraduate-level, POLS 3300), discussion sessions, Aug 2020 – May 2021, the School of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia

Research Interests

She highlights the importance of political trust in democratic nations. By analyzing citizens’ political trust, she attempts to determine the effects of public opinion on various political behaviors and, as a result, considers substantive democracy.