Myungji Yang

Myungji Yang is an associate professor of political science at the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa, and is currently a research fellow at Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS). Her broad research interests include social movements, class politics, and the political economy of development, especially South Korea. She is the author of From Miracle to Mirage: The Making and Unmaking of the Korean Middle Class, 1960–2015 (Cornell University Press, 2018). Her recent research deals with strains and challenges of democratic life in South Korea during the post-transition period, with a particular focus on right-wing mobilization.

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