Japan/Korea Female Experts - Open directory This is a public list. Please use it responsibly. For experts on China, see: of "expert" is broad - no degrees required. Please note that information listed could be outdated or inaccurate. All female-identified persons, people of all political views welcome.
Family NameFirst NameTitleInstitutionCategoryArea of ExpertiseEmailWebsiteLocationTwitter
ABEHidekoProfessorColby CollegeAcademiaJapanese Sociolinguistics; Japanese Language, Gender, and Sexuality; Japanese Queer Linguistics; LGBT in Japanhnabe@colby.edu Waterville, Maine, U.S.
AHNChristine Founder, International CoordinatorWomen Cross DMZPolicyUS-Korea policy; foreign policy; militarism; women's rights; human rights; globalization; peace; civil society; social movementschristine@womencrossdmz.orgwww.womencrossdmz.orgHonolulu, HI
ANDERSONMarnieAssociate Professor of HistorySmith CollegeAcademiaModern Japanese history and East Asia; Women and gender in Japanese historymsanders@smith.eduNorthampton, MA
Research Associate, Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland, adjunct fellow at the Pacific Forum
University of Maryland/Pacific Forum CSISAcademia/PolicyNorth Korea nuclear and missile programs, U.S. policy toward North Korea, China, Japan, interaction between domestic policy and foreign policynaokoaoki1@gmail.comWashington DC
ARMSTRONG-HOUGHMariAssociate research scientistYale School of Public HealthAcademiaJapanese health and medicinemari.armstrong-hough@yale.edu Haven, Conn.
ARRINGTONCelesteKorea Foundation Assistant Professor of Political Science and International AffairsGeorge Washington UniversityAcademiaSouth Korea, Japan; domestic politics; media; courts and lawyers; activism; abductions; North Korean human rights; persons with disabilitiescla@gwu.edu, DC/ Princeton, NJ
BAEKJieunPhD Candidate in public policyOxford UniversityAcademia Human Rights in North Korea; Information Media in North Korea; North Korean, UK
BAFFELLI EricaSenior LecturerUniversity of Manchester AcademiaReligion in Japan; Women and Violence in Japan; Japanese cultural studies, UK
BALICAEcaterinaSenior researcher habilitatedRomanian AcademyAcademicSouth Korea - personal safety in global cities, analysis of South Korean Soft Power strategies, representations of South and North Korea in Romanian Internet News Media and perceptions of the Korean popular products in Romania and other countries from Balkans. catibalica@yahoo.comBucharest, Romania
BANGJiunPostdoctoral fellowUniversity of MichiganAcademiaInternational security, diplomacy, Northeast Asiajiunbang@umich.eduwww.jiunbang.comAnn Arbor, MI (USA)
BARRHeatherSenior Researcher at the Women's Rights DivisionHuman Rights WatchNon-profitReproductive rights and women's rights in North Koreabarrh@hrw.org
BELLAlexandraSenior Policy DirectorThe Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation PolicyNorth Korea, multilateral nuclear policy and diplomacyabell@armscontrolcenter.org Washington DC@atomicbell
BERGERAndreaSenior Research AssociateMiddlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (London-based)Academia/policyKorean pensinsula security, North Korea nuclear and missile programs, export controls and sanctions, illicit networks, proliferation finance., UK@AndreaRBerger
BLOCKEileenAssistant Director, Washington OfficeThe Asan Institute for Policy StudiesThink-tankSouth Korea, ROK-US alliance, Inter-Korea relations, North KoreaEileenblock@asaninst.orgwww.asaninst.orgWashington DC@eileenblock
BROCKMelanieChief Executive OfficeMelanie Brock AdvisoryBusinessBusiness management, international business consulting melaniebrock@advisoryjapan.com
BUTCHERLindaExecutive DirectorInternational Student ConferencesNon-profitS-Japan-Korea relations, North Korea, gender issueslbutcher@iscdc.org DC@linda_kim
ČAPKOVÁHelenaAdjunct Professor in Art HistorySchool of International Liberal Studies, Waseda UniversityAcademiaInterdisciplinary visual art studies, Japanese art history, Japanese visual culture, Japanese studies, Asian art histories, global art history, modernism, history of architecture and design, Central European visual culture, Japonisme
Tokyo, Japan
CATALINACAmyAssistant ProfessorNew York UniversityAcademiaJapanese politics and foreign policyamy.catalinac@nyu.edu York@amycatalinac
CHANGAmyAffiliateHarvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Cyber Security ProjectPolicy, Private Sector,TechChina, Asia, North Korea, strategy, cybersecurity, foreign policy and strategic military issues in
Washington DC@quelquefois
CHANLETT-AVERYEmmaSpecialist in Asian affairsCongressional Research ServiceGovernment/policyJapan, South Korea, North Koreaechanlettavery@crs.loc.govWashington DC
CHATANISayakaAssistant ProfessorDepartment of History, National University of SingaporeAcademiaJapanese colonial mobilization, Japanese imperial legacies, decolonization of Taiwan and Korea, Korean residents in Japan, pro-North Korean community in
CHIHJ NaomiAssistant ProfessorGraduate School of Public Policy, Hokkaido UniversityAcademiaSouth Korea, Japan: Migration, minorities,, Japan
CHOJoanAssistant ProfessorCollege of East Asian Studies, Department of Government, Wesleyan UniversityAcademiaAuthoritarianism, democratization, democracy movement, social movements, voting behavior and civic participation in South Koreajecho@wesleyan.edujoancho.faculty.wesleyan.eduNew Haven/Middletown, CT
CHOMi Sun Co-founderKodebox, IncCorporateBlockchain technology, IT, South Korea IT and blockchain marketmscho@kodebox.io, South Korea@kodebox_cho
CHOYMin ChaoJournalistNKNewsMediaminchao.c@protonmail.comSeoul, South Korea
CHUBBDanielleSenior Lecturer in International RelationsDeakin University, Melbourne AustraliaAcademia / policyHuman rights in North Korea, policy and activist responses to the NK human rights crisis, Australian policy towards North Korea and the Korean, Australia
CHUNGErin AeranAssociate Professor, Political Science & Co-Director of the Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship (RIC) ProgramJohns Hopkins UniversityAcademiaEast Asian Politics (Japan and Korea), Migration and Citizenship, Comparative Racial and Ethnic Politics, Civil Society, Political Economy of Development, Asian American Politics echung@jhu.edu, MD
CODUTIMaria RosariaNorth Korea AnalystNK News and SEAS- University of SheffieldPolicy and AcademiaInternational relations of East Asia, Korean studies, Chinese foreign policy, security and energy cooperation in the Asia-Pacificmariarosaria.coduti@gmail.com (until February 2018, then Sheffield )
COGGINSBridgetProfessor of Political Science & Adjunct Fellow, Korea Chair, CSISUniversity of California, Santa BarbaraAcademiaNE Asia Security (esp. non-traditional threats), Civil war/stalemates, State failure/collapse, Politics of recognition/diplomacy, Creative approaches to data/information on North Koreablc@ucsb.edu Barbara, CA@BridgetCoggins
COLEMANLivAssociate Professor of Political Science & International StudiesUniversity of TampaAcademiaJapan, gender politics, family, work; International Relations of East Asia; US foreign policylcoleman@ut.edu @livmcoleman
COLLINSLisa Fellow, Office of the Korea ChairCenter for Strategic and International StudiesPolicyU.S.-ROK relations, North Korea, human rights and refugee law, transitional justice, Northeast Asian security, and intersection between international law and international relationslcollins@csis.org, DC
CURTISPaula R.Postdoctoral Associate and Lecturer in HistoryYale UniversityAcademiaPremodern Japanese culture and history; medieval Japanprcurtis@umich.edu New Haven, CT@paularcurtis
CUTLERWendyVice PresidentAsia Society Policy InstitutePolicyFree trade agreements, U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS), Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), U.S.-Japan trade relations wscutler@asiasociety.org, DC
DALTONBronwen Associate ProfessorUTS BUSINESS SCHOOL, University of Technology SydneyAcademiaSocial enterprise, NFP sector; political economy, public administration and policy, community management, social capital, Korean, Australia
DAVENPORTKelseyDirector for Nonproliferation PolicyArms Control AssociationPolicyNorth Korea nuclear and missile programs, U.S. policy toward North Koreakelsey@armscontrol.org DC@KelseyDav
DAVISChristinaProfessor of Politics and International AffairsPrinceton University (moving to Harvard in the 2018-19 academic year)AcademicPolitics and foreign policy of Japan, East Asia, and the study of international organizations and focus on trade policycldavis@princeton.edu
DEMICKBarbaraAuthorNothing to Envy: Ordinary lives in North Korea; former Beijing and Seoul bureau chiefs, LA TimesJournalistNorth Korean attitudes, human rights, historybarbara.demick@latimes.comnothingtoenvy.comNew York
DICKERSONVanessa D.Professor of EnglishDePauw UniversityAcademiaIntercultural relations between the Japanese and African Americansvdickerson@depauw.eduGreencastle, IL
DILLCatherineSenior Research AssociateMiddlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (DC-based)Academia/policyNorth Korea WMD programs, export controls and sanctions, illicit networks. cdill@miis.edu, DC
DIMAGGIOSuzanneSenior Fellow and DirectorNew AmericaPolicyNorth Korea, Iran Nuclear programs, Track 1.5, Track 2 York
DOIKanaeJapan directorHuman Rights WatchNon-profit
North Korea international justice, accountability, abductees, Japan human rights
DRAUDTDarciePhD CandidateJohns Hopkins UniversityAcademiaSouth Korea (politics and society), North Korea, inter-Korean relations, US-Korea relations, migration, citizenship, nationalism, political economy of developmentdarciedraudt@gmail.comWashington DC
DUDDENAlexisProfessor of HistoryUniversity of ConnecticutAcademiaJapan and Korea modern history, political use of historyalexis.dudden@uconn.edu, USA
ENDONoriko Project professor Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio UniversityAcademic/PolicyEnergy and Environmental Policy, Risk Governance, Energy Security in Japan,, Kanagawa, Japan
ENOSOliviaPolicy Analyst, Asian Studies CenterHeritage FoundationPolicy/Think TankHuman rights, North Korean defectors, refugees, transnational criminal issuesolivia.enos@heritage.org, D.C.@OliviaEnos
EVANSAlisonDeputy Head of Asia-Pacific, Country RiskIHS Markit (consultancy, intelligence analysis)Private sectorNorth Korea, South Korea, Japan (politics and security)alison.evans@ihsmarkit.com, UK@EvansAlisonS
EZAKIChieAssociate ProfessorNational Defense Academy Department of International RelationsAcademicSecurity Studies: Middle East
International Relations, Japan
Associate Professor of Anthropology with reference to East Asia
Sophia UniversityAcademia/ PolicySocial and Cultural Anthropology/ Human rights theory and practice; Famine, food security, migration and refugee issues/Conflict, war, militaries, militarism and military-civilian relations/Oral and written accounts of collective social suffering, state discourse on same/Trauma, memory, psycho-social impact of violence; Bio-power, governmentality, discourse analysis/Impact of structural violence on health and well-being (in North Korea, South Korea, and the region of Northeast Asia)smfahy@gmail.com, Japan
FALLONTheresaDirectorCentre for Russia Europe Asia Studies (CREAS)Think-tankNortheast Asia Security, China's Belt and Road Initiative, maritime security, EU-Asia relations
theresa.fallon@creasbrussels.orgwww.creasbrussels.orgBrussels, Belgium
FARKASEvelyn N.Senior FellowAtlantic Council, CNAThink-tankForeign Policy & Global Trends Expert, U.S. defense and foreign policy with a focus on Eurasia and Russia, as applicable to north-east
FEINEricaAdvocacy DirectorWin Without WarPolicy/Government Congress, nuclear issues erica@winwithoutwar.org Washington DC
FIFIELDAnnaBeijing Bureau ChiefThe Washington PostMediaNorth Korea, especially daily life inside North Korea, Kim Jong Un's leadership; South Korea; Japananna.fifield@washpost.com
FISCHERYJFormer Obama Administration officialPolicy/PoliticsNuclear proliferation, implemented the Iran nuclear dealyjfischer@gmail.comLos Angeles, CA@yjfischer
FLOURNOYMicheleFormer Under Secretary of Defense for PolicyChief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American SecurityPolicy/AcademiaNorth Korea, defense strategy, national security
contact through Neal Urwitz DC
FORDLindseyDirector of Political-Security AffairsAsia Society Policy InstitutePolicyU.S. national security, Asian regional architecture, and maritime security issues. lford@asiasociety.org DC
FUKUMISayakaAssociate ProfessorCollege of International Relations, Ritsumeikan UniversityAcademiaNon-traditional Security Threats, Transnational Organized Crime, International
Kyoto, Japan
FUKUSHIMAAkikoProfessorSchool of Global Studies and Collaboration, Aoyama Gakuin University0
International Relations, International Security, Conflict Resolution, Japanese Foreign Policy, Japan
GABROUSSENKOTatianaProfessor Korea UniversityAcademiaNorth Korean culture, North Korean cultural history, North Korean literature and
GAMELKimCorrespondentStars and StripesMediaNorth and South Korea, U.S. military, U.S. foreign policykgamel@gmail.com, South Korea@kimgamel
GIBSONJennaPhD StudentUniversity of ChicagoAcademiaCommunications, media coverage of the two Koreas, soft power, Hallyu, public diplomacy, South Korean social issuesgibsonj@uchicago.eduChicago@jennargibson
GILLISPIEClaraSenior Director for Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs at the National Bureau of Asian ResearchThe National Bureau of Asian Research

Think-tanktrade, economic, energy, environment, innovation, healthcare, IP; US-Japan relations; US-ROK relations; ROK-Japan relations; Japan-Southeast Asia relations; ROK-Asia relations; Japan-Asia relationscgillispie@nbr.org

Washington DC@claireuh
GLASERBonnieSenior Adviser for Asia; DirectorChina Power Project, Center for Strategic and International StudiesPolicyAsia-Pacific security with a focus on Chinese foreign and security policyBGlaser@csis.org DC
GOEDDEPatricia Associate ProfessorSungkyungkwan University Law SchoolAcademiaNorth Korea, human rights, law, transnational legal mobilization, human rights lawyering, rights advocacypgoedde@skku.edu, South Korea@pagoedde
GOTOShihokoSenior Associate for Northeast AsiaWoodrow Wilson CenterPolicyAsian political economy; Japan, South Korea, Taiwan economic relations shihoko.goto@wilsoncenter.org
GOVELLAKristiAssistant ProfessorUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaAcademia/PolicyJapanese domestic politics and foreign policy; Asian regional institutions; Sino-Japanese relations; political economy; trade agreements; US-Japan alliance; relationship between economics and securitykgovella@hawaii.eduhttp://www.kristigovella.comHonolulu, HI@KristiGovella

AbigailResearch AssociateCenter for New American SecurityPolicyNortheast Asia's regional security architecture; US policy towards Northeast Asia; China-DPRK relations; US-Japan-ROK Trilateral cooperation.agrace@cnas.org DC@abigailcgrace
GREGOLaura Senior Scientist, Global Security Program
Union of Concerned ScientistsAcademia/PolicyMissile defense, space security, nuclear weapons, and missile defense in East, MA@LauraEGrego
GREITENSSheena ChestnutAssistant ProfessorUniversity of Missouri; Non-Resident Senior Fellow Brookings InstitutionAcademia/PolicyUS policy towards East Asia, esp. North Korea; North Korean illicit activities; North Korean defector and refugee resettlementgreitenss@missouri.edu Louis
GYUPCHANOVATeodoraResearcher, Director of International CommunicationsDatabase Center for North Korean Human Rights (NKDB)Non-profitNorth Korea, human rights,North Korean overseas workers, North Korean defectors’issues in China/South Korea, resettlement/social integration of North Korean defectors in the ROKt.gyupchanova@gmail.com, South Korea@teddy_vg
HAEunice Yoo-JungResident Program Manager, Korea National Democratic InstituteNon-profitHuman rights and democracy in North Koreaeha@ndi.org, South Korea
HABUJunkoProfessor, Dept. of AnthropologyUniversity of California, Berkeley AcademiaArchaeology/Environmental Anthropology in Japanhabu@berkeley.eduhttps://junkohabu.comBerkeley, CA
HADDADMary AliceProfessor of GovernmentEnvironmental Studies, and East Asian Studies, Wesleyan UniversityAcademiaCivil society, environmental politics, nonprofit organizations, social welfare, public policy, and local government in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and
HAMANoriko EconomistDoshisha University Business SchoolAcademiaJapanese economy, Japanese domestic
HANHAMMelissaDirector of Datayo ProjectOne Earth Future Foundation Academia/ Policy/ TechNorth Korea, East Asia, Weapons of Mass Destruction (Nuclear, Chemical, Biological, Missiles), Geospatial analysis (satellite/aerial/ground imagery, data analysis)mhanham@oneearthfuture.org, California, USA@mhanham
HARTIGKrystalResearch and Program Assistant Perth USAsia
Think tankJapanese politics, defence and security,
Australia-Japan relations,
HASUNUMALindaVisiting assistant professorUniversity of BridgeportAcademiaJapan, "womenomics" and gender politics in Japan, the comfort women issue involving the US, Japan, Korea, and the Korean diaspora, women's activism and leadership in Japan and S. Korea, Asian American women's political leadership in the US.lhasunuma@gmail.comwww.lindahasunuma.comConnecticut@LindaHasunuma
HAYASHIKaoriProfessor Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, the University of TokyoAcademiaMass media and journalism studies in Japan/comparative media studies in, Japan
HAYASHIHanaAssociate DirectorMcCANNAcademicPublic Health Ph.D and advocate for public health issuesHana.Hayashi@mccann.com
HEELEY LaicieEditor in Chief InkstickMediaNonproliferation, U.S. defense budgeting's impact on Asia-Pacificlheeley@inkstickmedia.com Washington DC@laicie
HERMANTamar Correspondent, author of "BTS: Blood, Sweat & Tears"BillboadMedia Global music industries and related businesses, East Asian pop culture, fandom, K-pop, tamarherman.comNYC@tamarwrites
HIKOTANITakakoGerald L. Curtis Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Politics and Foreign PolicyColumbia UniversityAcademicJapanese defense/SDF. Civil-military relations. Japanese domestic politics, Japanese foreign policy, and comparative civil-military relations.tk84@columbia.edu
HOMEIAyaLecturer in Japanese StudiesUniversity of Manchester AcademiaHistory of Japanese medicine; history of midwifery in modern Japan; Japans' family planning initiatives since the 1960s, UK@homeiaya
HOMichellePostdoctoral Fellow in the department of Communications and New MediaNational University of Singapore
AcademiaGender, sexuality, and cultural studies in East
HOLTHUSBarbaraDeputy directorGerman Institute for Japanese StudiesAcademic/Think tankFamily, marriage, happiness and well-being, family policy, Tokyo 2020, social change, media,
social movements, rural Japan and regional diversity
holthus@dijtokyo.org, Japan@barbGhawaii
HOOChiew-PingSenior Lecturer, National University of Malaysia. Co-Founder and co-convenor, East Asian International Relations (EAIR) CaucusNational University of MalaysiaAcademiaUS and ROK’s North Korea policy; North Korean provocations; South Korean foreign policy; DPRK-Southeast Asia relations; Malaysia’s relations with the two Lumpur@HooCP
HURAramPostdoctoral Faculty FellowNew York UniversityAcademiaNorth Korean defectors' resettlement and political integration, Korean reunification, nationalism and divided societies (Korea, Taiwan), democratic
HWANGBalbinaVisiting Professor at Georgetown Universityformer Senior Special Advisor in the U.S. State Department.AcademiaNorth Korea hwangb@georgetown.edu DC
IBATA-ARENSKathrynVincent de Paul Professor of Political Science/Director, Global Asian StudiesDePaul UniversityAcademiaInnovation and entrepreneurship in Asia, science and technology policy, women’s economic empowerment.kibataar@depaul.edu, IL@Ibata-Arens
IEZZIJulieProfessorDept. of Theatre and Dance, University of Hawaii AcademiaTraditional Japanese theatre; contemporary Japanese and Korean
IMEstherProgram OfficerNational Committee on North KoreaPolicyUS-North Korea policy, inter-Korea relations,
sanctions, humanitarian and people-to-people engagement in NK
Program officerWorld Vision North KoreaNon-profitNorth Korea humanitarian procurement and logisticsYeri_Im@wvi.orgNJ
IMAI AkikoProfessorBusiness Design Dept., Faculty of Global Business, Showa Women's UniversityAcademiaPublic Communications, Sustainability and Business, Women's policies and omen's leadership in, Japan
ISHIKURAYokoProfessor EmeritusHitotsubashi UniversityAcademia/CorporateGlobal business strategy, competitiveness and global talent/Japanese business
Tokyo, Japan
JAGERSheila MiyoshiProfessor of East Asian StudiesOberlin CollegeAcademiaEast Asian Studies, International Studies, The Politics of Memory, the Korean War, the 19th and 20th century opening of Koreasheila.jager@oberlin.edu, OH
JAKOBSONLindaNon-resident FellowLowy InstitutePolicyChinese foreign policy, focus on maritime linda@lindajakobson.com, Australia
JANGJi-HyangSenior fellow
Asan Institute for Policy Studies
think tank, policyComparative dictatorship, state-building, political Islam, the Middle East, Korean peninsulajhjang@asaninst.orgasaninst.orgSeoul, South Korea
JANGSe YoungStanton Nuclear Security FellowSecurity Studies Program, MITAcademia/PolicyNuclear Policy (Proliferation, Energy, Deterrence), US-Korea Alliance, Inter-Korean Relations, Diplomatic History, Cold, Mass.@historian_jang
JOHNSONRebeccaExecutive DirectorAcronym Institute for Disarmament DiplomacyPolicyCTBT, NPT, the TPNW and related issues such as, UK