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Dr

Jay Song

Senior Lecturer - Korean Studies
Asia Institute
North Korea
social sciences
political science
area studies
north korea
demography
international relations
government & law
social sciences - other topics
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Dr

Jay Song

 
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Primary Interest
Migration
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Dr

Jay Song

 

Dr Jay Song is a Korea Foundation Senior Lecturer in Korean Studies and Research Coordinator for Migration, Gender and Environment at the Asia Institute of the University of Melbourne, Australia. She also serves as a Regional Editor for Korea for Asian Studies Review and member of the Editorial Board for Melbourne Asia Review.

Prior to her current position, Jay was the Director of Migration and Border Policy at the Lowy Institute (Sydney), Assistant Professor of Political Science at Singapore Management University, Associate Fellow of Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs, London), Consultant for the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (Geneva), and Human Rights Officer at the National Human Rights Commission of South Korea (Seoul). She also held several academic positions at the National University of Singapore and the University of Cambridge. She holds a PhD in Politics and International Studies (Cambridge, UK), LLM in Human Rights (Hong Kong), and BSc in Mathematics (Seoul, Korea). She is the author of Human Rights Discourse in North Korea: Post- colonial, Marxist and Confucian Perspectives (London: Routledge, 2010), and a number of peer-reviewed academic journal articles as well as the editor of the History of Human Rights Society: 1965-2015 (London: Routledge, 2017) and Irregular Migration and Human Security in East Asia (London: Routledge, 2014). Her current research focuses on North Korea and migration, using complexity theory.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 30 most recent scholarly works by Jay Song.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

Advisor, National Unification Advisory Council, Office of the President of the Republic of Korea

2006

British Council, Chevening Schoarship

2001

Asia Foundation

2013

Global Ethics Fellow, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, New York, U.S.A.


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Senior Lecturer - Korean Studies

Asia Institute

Member

Korean Studies Association of Australasia

Member

Australian Population Association

Member

International Studies Association

Member

British Association for Korean Studies

Member

British International Studies Association

Education


Politics and International Relations

University of Cambridge