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Juheon Lee


Juheon Lee

Juheon is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at Northeastern University, specializing in Comparative Politics and International Relations. His research interests include social capital, community resilience, environmental politics, and identity politics. His dissertation, entitled Social Capital in the Face of Hazards: Participation, Preparedness, and Resilience in East Asian Societies, investigates the role of social trust, engagements, and networks in enhancing community resilience and disaster preparedness for natural and technological hazards focusing on Japan, South Korea, and Mainland China and Taiwan. Juheon has taught several undergraduate level courses, including Introduction to Comparative Politics, Introduction to International Relations, and Quantitative Techniques.



Juheon was born and raised in South Korea. He earned a BA from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, where he majored in Chinese Literature and Business Administration. After graduation, Juheon worked as part of the Overseas Marketing Team at the Samsung Electronics headquarters in Suwon, South Korea. Traveling was his favorite part of the job. Returning to academia, he earned his first master’s degree in International Studies from Seoul National University. His master’s thesis was entitled “State’s Policies toward Private Entrepreneurs and the Emerging Social Class in Reform Era China.” He continued his studies in the United States and received his second master’s degree in Political Science from the State University of New York at Albany. Currently, Juheon enjoys teaching and researching at Northeastern University in Boston.


Teacher of Record

Fall 2018 POLS 2400 Quantitative Techniques
Summer-I 2018 POLS 1160 Introduction to International Relations
Spring 2018 POLS 1160 Introduction to International Relations
Fall 2017 POLS 2400 Quantitative Techniques
Spring 2017 POLS 1155 Introduction to Comparative Politics


Peer-Reviewed Articles

Lee, J. & Fraser, T.(2019). How Do Natural Hazards Affect Participation in Voluntary Associations? The Social Impacts of Disasters in Japanese Society. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.

Lee, J.(2019). Municipal-Level Determinants of Suicide Mortality in South Korea, 2010-2015: Exploring the Role of Local Governments.Journal of Asian Public Policy.

Lee, J. & Yi, D. (2018). Still a New Democracy? Individual-Level Effects of Social Trust on Political Trust in South Korea. Asian Journal of Political Science, 26(1): 201-220.

Lee, J. & Cho, S. (2018). The Impact of District-level Crimes on Individual Residents’ Participation in Association: Studying 25 Districts in the City of Seoul. Crime Prevention & Community Safety, 20(3): 189-207.


Articles Under Review

Lee, J. Bonding Versus Bridging Social Capital and Their Associations with Self-Evaluated Community Resilience Against Natural Disaster: Comparing East Asian Democracies. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology.(Revise and Resubmit).

Lee, J. Promoting Majority Culture and Excluding External Ethnic Influences: China’s Strategy for the UNESCO ‘Intangible’ Cultural Heritage List. Social Identities. (Revise and Resubmit)

Lee, J. Post-Disaster Trust: The Impact of Natural and Technological Calamities on Japanese Society.

Lee, J. The Social Impacts of Natural Disasters: A Multilevel Analysis of Disaster Experiences and Forms of Trust in Mainland China.

Lee, J. Preparedness Behavior for Natural Hazards: The Impact of Experience and Perception and the Mediating Role of Social Capital in Taiwanese Society.

Cho, S. & Lee, J. Why Do Far-Right Activists in South Korea Wave Israeli Flags? A Discourse Analysis of a Mizpah Prayer Meeting.


Conference Presentation

Cho, S. & Lee, J. (2018). Why do far-right activists in South Korea wave Israeli flags? The search for a symbol of political and religious identity. Paper presented at the Northeastern Political Science Association, Montreal, Canada.

Lee, J. (2018). The social impacts of natural disasters: A multilevel analysis of disaster experiences and forms of trust in Mainland China. Paper presented at the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA.

Lee, J. (2018). Thick trust or thin trust for disaster? The radius of trust and self-evaluated community resilience against natural disaster in East Asian societies. Paper presented at the International Political Science Association, Brisbane, Australia.

Fraser, Tim & Lee, J. (2018). How do disasters affect individuals’ social ties?The impacts of disaster experiences and the perceived risks of disasters on participation in voluntary associations. Paper presented at the International Political Science Association, Brisbane, Australia.

Lee, J. (2018). Social capital and Community Resilience for Natural Disaster in East Asia: a study of provinces in China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. Paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.

Lee, J. (2018). Does the fear of natural disaster increase community resilience? The role of social capital in Japan and Taiwan. Paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.

Lee, J. (2017). Social Capital, Political Participation, and Political Trust in East Asia. Paper presented at the Northeastern Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Cho, S., Hwang, I., & Lee, J. (2013). How South Korean media frames the North Korean First lady, Ri Sol-ju: A content analysis of conservative and progressive newspaper coverage. Paper presented at the Northeastern Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Lee, J. (2013). Responding to the state’s ethnic policies: The ethnic Chinese community in Indonesia and Malaysia. Paper presented at the New York Conference on Asian Studies, Binghamton, NY.

Lee, J. (2013). The power of states and the strategies of ethnic Chinese: a comparative study of Indonesian assimilation and Malaysian accommodation policies. Paper presented at the Institutions & Societies: A Graduate Student Conference at Rockefeller College, Albany, NY.


Degrees Earned and Institutions

MA, State University of New York at Albany

MIS, Seoul National University, South Korea

BA, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea

Research Interests: Social Capital, Community Resilience, Environmental Politics, Disaster, Identity Politics, East Asia
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