Sungmin Rho

Portrait of Sungmin Rho

Associate Professor, Graduate Institute Geneva 2015-2016 CSCC Postdoctoral Fellow

Sungmin Rho was a 2015-2016 CSCC postdoctoral fellow. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.  She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University.

Her research bridges international and comparative political economy with a regional focus on China.She is broadly interested in interactions between economic change and social conflict. Her current book project, Atomized Incorporation: Political Economy of State-Labor Relations in Contemporary China, examines how the Chinese government's labor management strategy has evolved since the reform era by focusing on the regime's approach to migrant workers' protests. Her other research interests include domestic determinants of trade policy, authoritarian government, nationalism, migration, and North Korean refugee issues.