Seung Joon Paik
Seung Joon Paik is a Pre-Doctoral Fellow at Yale University’s Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence, and a doctoral candidate in political science at the George Washington University. His dissertation explores the incidence and magnitude of civilian massacres perpetrated during the Korean War by conducting a mixed-method analysis. During his fellowship at Yale, Seung Joon will complete his case study chapters on the Bodo League Massacres and the massacres perpetrated by North Korean groups in South Jeolla Province during the war. His side projects investigate other micro-dynamics of the war, such as the treatment of prisoners of war and the “draining the sea” tactics employed during counterinsurgency operations. His dissertation received generous support from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, and Association for Asian Studies.