Yuna Han

Departmental Lecturer in International Relations - University College
International Relations Network
University College

Yuna Han is a Departmental Lecturer in International Relations at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford. She is currently affiliated with University College, and previously was at St Catherine's College. Prior to Oxford, she was a Fellow in International Relations Theory at the London School of Economics (LSE) and a research associate at the European University Institute. She received her DPhil from the University of Oxford, MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and BA from Harvard University.


Her research interests lie in the politics of international law, focusing primarily on international criminal law and human rights accountability. She is currently working on a project regarding defence lawyers in international criminal trials as a ‘community of practice.’ She has worked on projects related to instrumentalisation of international criminal justice processes by weak states, domestic accountability for international crimes using ‘universal jurisdiction’ in the context of mass migration, and the crime of aggression and the advent of the liberal international order.

Alongside this, she also an interest in pandemic politics, especially on how death and grief was constructed as ‘inevitable’ (or not) by various governments, and on Constructivist International Relations Theory. 


Currently, Yuna convenes the undergraduate paper ‘International Relations in the Cold War.’

More information regarding Yuna’s research interests, publications, and teaching experience can be found on Yuna's personal website.