Jenna Gibson is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago in the subfield of International Relations. Her research interests include: media effects, political communication, public and cultural diplomacy, South Korean politics and social issues, U.S.-Korea relations, and North Korea. Jenna  is a regular contributor to the Korea column for The Diplomat, and has also written about Korean social issues for Foreign Policy.   

Before pursuing her doctorate, Jenna was Director of Communications at the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI). She previously lived for two years in Cheonan, South Korea as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant. Jenna earned a Master of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University in 2015, and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2011.

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