Donghyun Woo


North Korean History, Cold War History

Donghyun is a Ph.D. student in history of socialism. He received his B.A. and M.A. in Korean History from Seoul National University. His research concerns the relationship between North Korea and the Soviet Union in the Cold War period, focusing on how “socialist” forms of knowledge and technology were constructed, contested and configured. He is interested in integrating approaches and methodologies from different fields such as anthropology, intellectual history and science, technology and society studies (STS). He has presented in several countries including the US, the UK, Russia and Norway. He studied Russian language in the city of Tomsk in 2017 and loves the following Russian phrase: “tol’ko vpered, ni shagu nazad!