Welcome! I am a historian of Korea and East Asia specializing in the history of science and technology, global history, and military history. My dissertation, titled "The Military Workshop: Technology, Knowledge and the Making of Chosŏn Korea," examines the material culture of artisans and military officers working in the military workshops of Korea before the twentieth century. My works can also be found on gunpowder technology and the Global Military Revolution, a debate about the origins of modern warfare.
A native of South Korea with upbringing in China and Guatemala, I received my undergraduate education at Emory University (’13), where I studied history and ethnomusicology on a Kemp Malone Scholarship. I also trained at Oxford University, Seoul National University, and the Academy of Korean Studies.