Seung-Youn Oh


Associate Professor of Political Science, Bryn Mawr College 2012-2013 CSCC Postdoctoral Fellow


Seung-Youn Oh was a 2012-2013 postdoctoral fellow. She is currently an associate professor of political science at Bryn Mawr College and a faculty director of the China, Korea, and Japan sections of the Global Immersion Program at Wharton Business School. She is also a visiting faculty at INSEAD Business School. She is  a member of the editorial board of Business and Politics published by Cambridge University Press. She received her M.A and Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

Her broader academic interests include China’s economic statecraft, the nexus between economy and security, industrial upgrading, corporate governance, the effects of national origin of foreign direct investment on local economic development, and the evolving role of the Chinese government at the national and sub-national levels in shaping the country’s developmental path. Seung-Youn is currently working on her book manuscript, Varieties of GlocalizationLocalizing Foreign Capital in the Chinese Auto Industry. In the book, she seeks to understand the effects of international linkages on regional economic development in China, with a specific focus on China’s burgeoning automotive industry. Her recent articles have appeared in China QuarterlyAsian Survey, World Trade Review, Journal of Asian Public Policy, and Business and Politics.