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Sangmi Jeong, PhD

Resident Assistant Professor

Sangmi Jeong


College of Arts and Sciences
Political Science
EPLY - Eppley Building

Sangmi Jeong, PhD

Resident Assistant Professor

I am a Resident Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Creighton University. I received my Ph.D. in Government and Public Policy from the University of Arizona in 2019, specializing in International Relations and Comparative Politics. My research interests center on the domestic source of foreign policy, protests and civil resistance, repression and human rights, and East Asian politics.

My primary research agenda examines the role of protests as a non-institutional source of executive constraints across regime types. Domestic protests can increase a home government’s bargaining leverage when a foreign counterpart perceives them as a credible constraint. Specifically, I argue that protests are more effective in conducing favorable bargaining outcomes in hybrid regimes than in either democracies or autocracies.
I am living with a very cuddly cat, Aesongii (you can see his photos in the gallery!). I love strong coffee, rainy days, baseball, and cooking.

Teaching Interests

  • International Relations

Research Focus

The influence of domestic politics on international relations; conflict processes; repression and human rights; protests/civil resistance; political institutions in authoritarian regimes; Korean foreign policy; international relations in East Asia


Political Science and International Relations


Resident Assistant Professor