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The Australian National University

Dr Dongwook Kim

PhD in Political Science (The University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
Lecturer in Political Science
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • International Relations 160607

Research interests

International relations theory, human rights, international law and organizations, transnational nongovernmental activism, policy diffusion, mixed-methods research design, and quantitative methods


Dr Dongwook Kim is Lecturer in Political Science in the School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to coming to the ANU, Dr Kim was Hewlett Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University, and taught at the University of Chicago as Lecturer in International Relations and at Marquette University as Assistant Professor of Political Science in the USA.

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Researcher's projects

Dr Dongwook Kim is currently working on several research projects on the diffusion and effectiveness of national human rights institutions in the developing world, the growth and impact of human rights international nongovernmental organizations, transitional justice, the global diffusion of constitutional courts, and external rule of law promotion.

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Updated:  25 September 2018 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers