Hoyoun Koh

School of Sciences and Humanities, Political Science and International Relations
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Maryland, College Park (2016)
International Relations, Methodology, Conflict Process, Voting Technology and Behavior

Dr. Hoyoun Koh joined Nazarbayev University in 2016 after he earned his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park. His research is based on bargaining model, explaining conflict processes between collective actors. He is mostly puzzled by disputants’ choices of non-violent actions, including concessions. His recent work examines the pacifying effect of shared identities on conflict outcome using an experimental design. Born and raised in South Korea, his regional specialty includes East Asia, especially the inter-Korean relations. Prior to his current position, he also participated in the State of Maryland’s voting technology renovation, known as Electronic Absentee Ballot Delivery System, at the Center for American Politics and Citizenship. 

He teaches Intro to IR, Foreign Policy Analysis, Quantitative Methods, and Experimental Political Science.