New Asia Scholars 2020-21

The Liu Institute is excited to welcome two new Keough School professors whose work focuses on Asia.

Kyle Jaros

Kyle A. Jaros joins the Keough School as an associate professor of Global Affairs and Political Science. He comes to Notre Dame from the University of Oxford.

His research focuses on the politics of subnational development, urban governance, and evolving central-local relations in China. He is the author of China’s Urban Champions: The Politics of Spatial Development (Princeton University Press, 2019). He is currently working on a project about the restructuring of cities and changing urban governance practices in China

Jaros holds a PhD in Political Science from Harvard University, and an AB in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University.

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Sharon Yoon

Sharon Yoon joins the Keough School as assistant professor of Korean Studies. She comes from Ewha Womans University in Seoul.

Her research examines Korean diaspora, especially intra-Asian migration. She is the author of the forthcoming book The Cost of Belonging: An Ethnography of Mobility and Solidarity in Beijing's Koreatown to be released in November by Oxford University Press.

Yoon obtained her PhD in Sociology from Princeton University and her bachelor in Asian Studies and Sociology from Dartmouth College. 

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