Eun Kyong Shin

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Eun Kyong Shin is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Faculty of Law at the Center for Institutional and Social Change. Her areas of teaching and research include social movement and collective action, social network analysis, covert networks and terrorism, introduction to sociology, social theory, research methods and design, and data visualization.

Her work focuses on understanding the relational underpinnings of social change and she is interested in social network structures that make the marginalized populations to bring about seemingly impossible social change. In her dissertation, Morphology of Resistance: Korean Resistance Movement Networks 1895-1945, she examines how less powerful people with limited resources organized and sustained resistance against a repressive regime. The advantage of using social networks to understand nondominant social behaviors further exemplified in her post-doctoral research on college-goers’ networks. Her collaborative work at the center focuses on social networks of college-goers who have formerly experienced with the criminal justice system, particularity in the South Bronx, where only 18% of the population holds a college degree. 

Shin holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Columbia University (2015), and an M. Phil. in Sociology from Columbia University and an M.A. in Sociology from Korea University. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Korea University with minor focuses on Political Science.