Donghyun Woo


North Korean History, Cold War History, History of Science and Technology

Donghyun is a Ph.D. candidate in history of modern Korea and Russia. He received his B.A. and M.A. in Korean History from Seoul National University. His research centers on the relationship between North Korea and the Soviet Union, asking how “socialist” cooperation in science and technology contributed to the making of North Korea. He is interested in incorporating approaches and methodologies from different fields, conventional and new. He has presented in several countries. He has translated nuclear history titles, Plutopia (2013) and Manual for Survival (2019), both written by Kate Brown (MIT), into Korean. He shares his time in Seoul and Saint Petersburg. He loves the following Russian phrase: “tol’ko vpered!”