Se Jin Koo

School of Sciences and Humanities, 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 the ideological linkage between parties and voters and the role, activism, and motivations of party members and activists in Asia. Her research has been published in the Journal of East Asian Studies and Party Politics. Several of her current research projects focus on gender politics in post-Soviet countries and Central Asia.   

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