Grace Kim

Research Topic:

The Effect of Colonial Legacies on Political-Economic Development in Northeast and Southeast Asia
Government and Politics Network
Christ Church College
MPhil Comparative Government

Grace Kim is an MPhil Politics (Comparative Government) student, specialising in East Asian comparative politics. Her research interests include socio-political economy, racial inequality, political development, authoritarianism, and the impact of colonial legacies.

She is also the Vice Captain of the Women’s Blues Oxford University Lawn Tennis Club (OULTC), representing the University of Oxford.

Before coming to Oxford, Grace graduated from New York University (NYU) with BA (Hons) in international relations, graduating summa cum laude and becoming a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honour Society. At NYU, her undergraduate thesis was a comparative analysis of the effect authoritarian regimes had on economic growth and the development of democratic backsliding in South America and East Asia during the late 20th century.