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Contact details +64 (09) 414 0800  ext. 43471

Dr Shine Choi


School of People, Environment and Planning

My research interest is in how an illiberal state like North Korea creates the international as a site of politics. I also study visuality and aesthetics of international politics. Two main concerns motivate my work: (1) innovations in critical methods/pedagogy; and (2) recognition of ‘non-Western’ spaces not as sources of data for Western disciplinary claims to universality but as sources of theory and method. I am Associate Editor of International Feminist Journal of Politics. Before joining Massey, I taught at University of Mississippi and Seoul National University, and held AHRC postdoctoral fellowship at International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto. 


Contact details

  • Ph: +64(0)9-213-6471
    Location: 2.43, Atrium
    Campus: Albany Auckland


  • PhD, Politics and International Relations - Queens University Belfast (2013)
  • Masters, International Studies - Seoul National University (2008)
  • BA, Political Science and Philosophy - Wellesley College (2004)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

  • International Relations theory
  • Visual global politics
  • Aesthetics and intercultural relations
  • North Korea in international politics
  • Asia-Africa relations and Third World politics
  • Postcolonial feminist theory
  • Critical methods
  • Boundary events


21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Citizenship (160602): Comparative Government and Politics (160603): Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific (160606): International Relations (160607): Political Science (160600): Political Theory and Political Philosophy (160609): Studies In Human Society (160000)


Intersection of security, human rights and humanitarianism; Border; Conflict and postconflict; Cultural diplomacy; North Korea; Inter-Korean relations; international politics in Asia; Feminism; Visual politics; Art and politics; intercultural relations

Supervision and Teaching


I am interested in working with students pursuing theoretical and/or methodologically innovative research in any area of research within my area of research expertise and courses I have taught, which include:

North Korea in the World;

Two Koreas and Beyond;

East Asia, IR and Culture;  

Human Rights;


Political Economy of Soft Power;

International Relations;

Introduction to East Asian Studies;

Identities and Subjectivity


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