Shine Choi

Lecturer, School of People, Environment and PlanningMassey University


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 (USA); Masters in International Studies from Seoul National University (Korea); and PhD in Politics and International Studies from Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland). 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. Recent publications include North Korea in International Politics: Problems and Alternatives (Routledge, 2015); 'Love’s Cruel Promises: Love, Unity and North Korea' (International Feminist Journal of Politics, 2015); and ‘Art of Losing (in) the International’ (Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 2017).

Award Information

Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship: InterAsian Contexts and Connections (2017-2018)

Lecturer in Politics, School of People, Environment and PlanningMassey University

Terrible Cultural Diplomacy: Authoritarianism and People Power in the Age of Global Politics