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Education

Ph.D. : 2009.11 ReflecT, Tilburg University & AIAS/HSI, University of Amsterdam

Thesis: “Flexibility for Whom? Working time flexibility practices of European companies”

Supervisor: Ton Wilthagen, Evert Verhulp, Trudie Schils

M.Sc. Research in Social Policy: 2006.2 School of Social and Political Studies, Edinburgh University

Thesis: “Different Paths Towards Flexibility: deregulated employment protection or temporary employment

Supervisor: Frank Castles

M.S.W. in Social Policy: 2003.8 School of Social Welfare, Yonsei University

Thesis: “A Study on the Relationship of Employment Protection and Unemployment Benefit of 17 OECD Countries”

Supervisor: Lee, Hye-kyung

B.A. Social Welfare: 2001.2 Department of Social Work, Faculty of Social Science, Yonsei University


Research/Teaching Positions

2021.10 ~ current : Professor of Sociology and Social Policy

School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, Division for the study of Law, Society and Social Justice, University of Kent

2017.10 ~ 2021.9 : Reader in Sociology and Social Policy

School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, Division for the study of Law, Society and Social Justice - formally the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kent

2014.10 ~ 2017.9 : Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy

School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kent

2011.10 ~ 2014.9 : Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy

School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kent

2009.4 ~ 2011.9 : Researcher & Manager

EDACwowe (European Data Centre for Work and Welfare) Department of Sociology, Tilburg University

2007.11 ~ 2010.1 : Visiting researcher

AIAS(Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies), University of Amsterdam

2007.8~11&2008.3 : Visiting Research fellow

Labour Market Policy and Employment Department, WZB (Social Science Research Centre Berlin)

2007.1 ~ 2009.3 : Ph.D. researcher

ReflecT (Research Institute for Flexicurity, Labour Market Dynamics and Social Cohesion at Tilburg University)

Tilburg University

2005.11 ~ 2006.12 : Researcher

OSA(Organisatie voor Strategische Arbeidsmarkt onderzoek: Institute for Labour Studies)

2001~2004 : Research/Teaching Assistant

For various courses and projects at Yonsei University & the Korean Labour Institute


Other related positions

2021.1 ~ current : Academic Adviser for Working Families

2018.1 ~ ended due to Brexit : Expert adviser for the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions

2010.3 ~ 2011.10 : Policy Advisor

Policy Think-tank for ABVAKABO(Dutch Public Sector Trade Union)

2008.02 ~ 2008.11 : Advisor for the development of European Establishment Survey 2009

TNS infratest/European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions

2004.11 ~ 2008.7 : Foreign Correspondent

Korean Labour Institute(한국노동연구원)

2003.11&

2004.11 ~ 2008.7 : Editor/Coordinator

Bookji Dongin (Welfare Writers Associates: editors of Welfare and Labour) (복지동인)

2001.3 ~2001.12 : Executive Secretary

Korean Social Security Association(한국사회보장학회)


Awards and Prizes

Above and Beyond Prize for teaching 2021-22 - Kent Union

Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work/Family Research 2019: longlisted

Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work/Family Research 2017: top 5 finalist

Academic Champion 2015: University of Kent 50th anniversary award

Rosemary Crompton Prize 2010: Work Employment Society Conference Best Paper Prize

Research Fellowship grant 2007: Social Science Research Centre Berlin, department of Labour Market Policy and Employment

Social Security Research Prize 1999: Prize given to bachelor students in Social Sciences with research potential

Yonsei University Contribution Scholarship 1998/1999 : Scholarships awarded to student body representatives


Professional Affiliations/Editorial Work

Editorial

Associate Editor of the journal Social Policy & Administration (06/2019 - current)

Committee member for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research (01/2018 - current)

Co-editor of the Policy Press Book Series ‘Research in Comparative and Global Social Policy’ (06/2016 - current)

Editorial Board member for the journal Journal of Korean Welfare State and Social Policy (11/2016 - current)

Editorial Board member for the journal Social Policy & Administration (06/2015 - current)

Editorial Board member for the journal Work, Employment & Society (01/2014 - 12/2015)

Associate Board member for the journal Work, Employment & Society (01/2011- 12/2013)

I have reviewed papers for several journals including; American Sociological Review, Work & Occupation, European Sociological Review, British Journal of Industrial Relations, ILR Review, European Journal of Industrial Relations, Social Forces, Journal of European Social Policy, Journal of Family Issues, Social Indicators Research and others.

Board membership

Executive board member for the European Social Policy Analysis Network (ESPAnet) (2019- current)

Co-lead for the WFRN network special Interest group Economic and Public Policy (2015 - current)

Executive board member for the Work and Families Researchers Network (WFRN) - International committee liaison (2019 - 2022)

Board member for the Korean Association for Social Policy(사회정책학회) (2013 - 2018)

Foreign advisory board member for Korean Critical Social Welfare Association (비판과 대안을 위한 사회복지학회) (2014-2018)

Project advisory roles

2021.1 ~ current : Project advisor for the Kings College London GIWL project on working conditions of parents


Teaching Reviewing work

External PhD examinations

- Chris Clarke - University of York (Social Policy) – April 2015

- Patrick Vulkan - University of Gothenburg (Sociology) - February 2016

- Juri Kim - University of Bristol (Social Policy) - May 2021

- Silvia Guiardi - University of Leuven (sociology) - Jan 2022

Grant reviews - several times for the Economic and Social Research Council - standard & secondary data analysis initiative; European Commission (H2020) - Oct/Nov 2018; European Research Council - May 2017 & July 2021 ; the FWO(Flemish Science Foundation) - March 2013&&July 2013; LISER - Feb 2018 etc; ~University of Leuven 2021

Degree reviews - I am an external examiner for the University of Sheffield (2018-) and for the University of Tubingen (2019-)


Language skills

Korean & English Bilingual

Dutch Passive: Proficient Active: Conversant (one upon a time it was B2 but now probably B1)

German Passive: Conversant, Active: Basic (expected to be about A2 active, and B1 passive level)

(I also know a bit of Spanish, French, Japanese... enough to order wine or beer!)

Statistical programmes

STATA, MPlus, SPSS, MLWin ...