Soyoung Lee is a Ph.D. candidate with an interest in international relations and comparative politics.
Her dissertation explores why people are willing to go to war over certain issues but not others, why territorial disputes often become symbolic to the nation, and how this process affects international conflict. Her research agenda also includes topics of nationalism, international rivalries, and alliance politics.
As an international student, she is also happy to discuss applying to Stanford's political science PhD program especially with prospective international students. She strongly encourages students, especially those who hold B.A.s from non-American universities or are the first in their family to apply to American PhD programs, to reach out.