Hi. I am Hong Jin Jo, a Doctoral Candidate of Sociology at the University of Chicago. My research interests focus on elites, globalization, and reproduction. In particular, I examine how elites of the Third World has mobilized the globalization as a new opportunity structure for their reproduction and how their strategy has changed according to local and global social changes. I currently work on the shifting nature of Korean students’ decisions about studying in the United States for my dissertation project.
Before coming to Chicago, I have studied Economics for Bachelor's and Sociology for Master's at Seoul National University, South Korea. You can find my master's thesis on Korean Chaebols and their inheritance strategies here (in Korean). I also have co-authored a paper (in Korean) about how the public perceive human rights using World Values Survey in 2018. You can find more about me with my cv.