Sanghoon Kim

Sanghoon Kim

PhD Candidate

Department of Political Science, University of Illinois

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I received my BA in Political Science and Economics and an MA in Political Science from Korea University. I began my PhD program at the University of Illinois in 2016. My research interest focuses on authoritarian nostalgia and related political behavior in post-authoritarian democracies.


  • Authoritarian nostalgia
  • Post-authoritarian democracies
  • Comparative politics


  • PhD Candidate in Political Science

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • MA in Political Science, 2015

    Korea University

  • BA in Political Science; Economics, 2011

    Korea University