Kyuri Park joined the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) as a postdoctoral fellow during the 2022-2023 academic year. Kyuri was also a non-resident fellow of the US-Korea NextGen Scholars Program (2022-2024), an initiative by CSIS Korea Chair and USC Korean Studies Institute.
Her research lies primarily in international security and cooperation, with a regional focus on the Asia-Pacific. Kyuri is particularly interested in examining the variations in the pattern of security cooperation between great powers and secondary states in the Asia-Pacific (1970-present) and drawing out the implications for regional order, stability, and the US grand strategy. By shedding light on joint military exercises in the region, during her time at Shorenstein APARC, Kyuri worked on her book project which explores how East Asian secondary states are responding to the rise of China, and why they are responding the way they are.
Kyuri’s work on South Korea’s middle power diplomacy has appeared in International Politics. Previously, Kyuri was a US-Asia Grand Strategy predoctoral fellow at the USC Korean Studies Institute. She also served as a co-contributing author of ‘Korea-Japan relations’ in Comparative Connections published by Pacific Forum.
Kyuri received her Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Southern California (USC), M.A. in Asian Studies at Georgetown University, and B.A. in International Studies at Ewha Womans University.