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Student Associates

WCED Student Associates are past graduate fellows invited to continue as mentors for the incoming cohort and actively contribute to the WCED community of scholars.

Jeremy Boo
WCED Student Associate, 2019-20

Jeremy Boo was a WCED Graduate Fellow for the 2018-19 academic year. He is a doctoral student in the Department of Political Science and has degrees in political science and economics from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. His M.A. thesis focused on how elite interactions and ethnic mobilization have influenced the judicial adjudication of electoral disputes. Jeremy is studying how religion and ethnic identity shape nation- and state-building and how they influence politics in the present, and is exploring these interests in the context of Southeast Asia.

Adelina Pinzaru
WCED Student Associate, 2019-20

Adelina Pinzaru was a WCED Graduate Fellow for the 2018-19 academic year. She is a doctoral student in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, and she received a B.A. in foreign languages and literatures (English and Korean) from the University of Bucharest, Romania. After graduation, she spent three and a half years in South Korea as a Korean Government Scholarship Program grantee, and obtained her M.A. in Korean literature from Seoul National University. During her Master’s studies, Adelina engaged in interdisciplinary research focused on the May 18th democratic uprising in Kwangju. As a Ph.D. student, she is undertaking a comparative study discussing censorship and resistance in South Korea and Romania during the decades preceding democratization.