College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Jiso Yoon

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Political Science
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University
Primary office:
Blake Hall
Room 411
University of Kansas
1541 Lilac Lane, Rm 411
Lawrence, KS 66045

Comparative public policy, political communication and media, East Asian politics and public policy in Korea and Japan


B.A., Political Science, Ewha University

M.A., Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University

Ph.D., Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University


Jiso Yoon continues to work on a number of research projects related to advocacy and policymaking, comparative policy agendas, and women and politics. Specifically, the main themes she explores in her research are: how legacies of state-society relationship affect advocacy and policymaking in Korea and the US today; how changes in the governing party and leadership alter executive policy priorities in East Asia; and gender quotas and the political representation of women in Korea.

Research Interests

  • Comparative Public Policy
  • Comparative Political Communication
  • East Asian Politics

Selected Publications

Yoon, J., & Boydstun, A. (2014). Dominating the News. Journal of Public Policy, 34(2), 207-235.

Yoon, J. (2013). Who Receives Media Attention in South Korea: Analyzing Internal and External Pluralism in the News Coverage of Policy Debates. Asian Journal of Political Science, 21(2), 126-147.

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CEAS offers an M.A. program in Contemporary East Asian Studies.This interdisciplinary degree focused on 20th and 21st century East Asia provides students with in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge of a selected East Asian country (China, Korea, Japan); a broad knowledge of modern East Asia; and social science research skills and methods appropriate to international area studies. For more information click here, or contact Ayako Mizumura, CEAS Assistant Director: or 785-864-1478.

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