Senior Research Fellow
Dr. Sun-Jin Yun has a Ph.D. in environmental and energy policy from CEEP. She is a Professor of Environmental Studies at the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Seoul National University, Korea. Her dissertation was awarded the Marvin B. Sussman Prize for the best social science dissertation in CEEP. Professor Yun’s research concentrates on the political economy of climate change, climate and energy policies, environmental and climate justice, anti-nuclear and energy transition movements, discourse analysis, and common pool resource management. She is a former president of a grassroots environmental organization for energy transition, called the Center for Energy Alternatives, which introduced the concept of citizens’ power plants in Korea. She has participated in international and cross-national research projects, including COMPON (Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks). Professor Yun believes that climate change and the Fukushima nuclear accident are messages from nature indicating the unsustainability of growth-oriented economic development along with our need to answer these messages based on sincere reflection and active practice for transformative social and environmental change.