Minju Kim is a doctoral candidate in the field of International Relations studying International Political Economy (IPE) and American foreign policy. She studies bureaucratic politics in trade adjustments and trade negotiations. Her dissertation examines when and how domestic and international bureaucrats shape trade politics.

Minju’s research is supported by the University of Chicago’s Stigler’s Center and Center for International Social Science Research (CISSR), among others. She is also a recipient of the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies (KFAS) doctoral study abroad scholarship. Minju holds an MIA with the highest honors from the Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University, and a BA from Yonsei University.