Se Jin Koo

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

Professor Koo specializes in Comparative Politics and Methods with an emphasis on political parties and party systems, executive politics, quantitative methods, content analysis, politics in East Asia. She taught at Texas A&M University and the University of California San Diego prior to joining Nazarbayev University.

Professor Koo’s current research focuses on ideological linkage between parties and voters and the role and motivation of party activists in Asia. She conducted fieldwork in South Korea and Mongolia (in-depth interviews and surveys) and is expanding her survey dataset to party activists in Taiwan. Her recent paper on intra-party democracy and party activism is forthcoming in Party Politics

Courses Taught at NU

PLS140 Introduction to Comparative Politics

PLS210 Political Science Research Methods

PLS211 Quantitative Methods in Political Science

PLS340 Politics of East Asia

PLS447/557 Comparative Political Parties


PhD, Political Science, Texas A&M University – College Station

MA, Political Science, Seoul National University

BA, Political Science, Seoul National University