Her research interests include international security, alliance politics, national identity politics, causes of war, the role of sovereignty in international relations, and East Asian politics. She teaches Introduction to International Politics, East Asian International Relations, Asian Security, and Global Conflict and Cooperation. Park received her Ph.D. from Cornell University (2009) and M.A. from the Graduate School of International Studies at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea (2001). Prior to coming to Lafayette, she taught at Stanford University and conducted research in Japan and Korea as a visiting researcher at the University of Tokyo and at Yonsei University. Park has been a recipient of the Japan Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, the Mellon Fellowship, the Cornell University Einaudi Center’s Carpenter Fellowship, and most recently, research fellowships from the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) and the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) at Stanford University.