Seung-Youn is an assistant professor of Political Science at Bryn Mawr College, specializing in international relations and comparative politics in East Asia. Her broader research interests include China’s industrial restructuring and upgrading, state-owned enterprise reform, the effects of national origin of foreign direct investment on local economic development, as well as China’s compliance pattern with international legal agreements. She was a research fellow on Peace, Governance, and Development in East Asia at the East Asia Institute in Korea (2015-2016), and is currently serving as a POSCO visiting fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu. She was also a visiting lecturer at the Shanghai branch of École Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales from 2009 to 2012, and a visiting scholar at the Chinese Academy of Social Science in Beijing, China. Her recent articles have appeared in the China Quarterly, Asian Survey, and Business and Politics. Seung-Youn holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.A. in Political Science as valedictorian from Yonsei University in Korea. She spent a year as an undergraduate exchange student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.