Young Rae Choi

Assistant Professor, Global and Sociocultural StudiesFlorida International University

Bio

Dr. Young Rae Choi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University. Trained as a human-environmental geographer, her research is focused on marine and coastal governance in East Asia. Using political ecology and critical political economy, her research interrogates the complexity and interwoveness of development-conservation relations with a focus on large-scale coastal development in China and South Korea. Her current projects include modern history of coastal land reclamation in East Asia, sustainability controversy around eco-cities built on reclaimed land, and neoliberal fisheries and fishing communities proliferating in the era of green growth. Dr. Choi holds a PhD in Geography from Ohio State University, an MSc in Geography from University of Oxford, and a BSc in Oceanography from Seoul National University.

Award Information

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

Assistant Professor, Global and Sociocultural StudiesFlorida International University

The Yellow Sea: A Window onto the Anthropocene