Shine Choi is Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand. She is also Associate Editor for International Feminist Journal of Politics. She received her BA in Political Science and Philosophy from Wellesley College; Masters in International Studies from Seoul National University; and PhD in Politics and International Studies from Queen’s University Belfast. She is Social Science Research Council Inter-Asia Fellow for 2018-2019 (USA).
Her research has focused on how an illiberal state like North Korea creates the international as a space of politics. She also studies visuality and aesthetics; IR theory; intercultural relations; postcolonial feminist theory; (post)conflict; human rights; and cultural diplomacy. Her current book-length research examines Asia-Africa relations through North Korean cultural diplomacy projects and political theory. Recent publications include North Korea in International Politics: Problems and Alternatives (Routledge, 2015); ‘Art of Losing (in) the International’ (Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 2017), and ‘Grey’ in Making Things International, Vol.2: Catalysts and Reactions (Minnesota University Press, 2016).