Changwook Ju

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I am an incoming Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford Universitys Center for International Security and Cooperation. I am also affiliated with the Notre Dame International Security Center as a Hans J. Morgenthau Fellow.

My research spans international relations and security studies. I am primarily interested in military recruitment, battlefield effectiveness, civil–military relations, democracy and war, public nuclear attitudes, China and international politics, East Asian security, political violence, and conflict-related sexual violence. My publications have appeared or are forthcoming in the American Journal of Political Science, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Studies Quarterly, and International Studies Review.

My research and training have been supported by the American Political Science Association, the National Science Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Charles Koch Foundation, the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University, the Women Faculty Forum at Yale University, the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University, and the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, among others.

I earned my Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University in 2024. I also hold an M.A. and an M.Phil. in Political Science obtained en route to my Ph.D. Before Yale, I received an M.P.P. from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy in 2018. In 2015, I graduated from Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea, with dual undergraduate degrees in public policy and political science.

From 2011 to 2013, I served in the Republic of Korea Marine Corps, attaining the rank of sergeant.