Dongwook Kim

Assistant Professor of Political Science. Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009.


Dongwook Kim is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science. He specializes in international law and organizations, human rights, and transnational activism. Dr. Kim received his Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His dissertation, titled Institutionalizing Human Rights: The United Nations, Nongovernmental Organizations and National Human Rights Institutions, examined the roles of international human rights NGOs and the United Nations in promoting the global diffusion of national human rights institutions. Prior to coming to Marquette, Dr. Kim was a Hewlett Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University, and taught in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago.


He is currently revising his dissertation for book publication, with a focus on expanding its scope to cover the effectiveness of national human rights institutions. His other research projects encompass the determinants and effects of Amnesty International’s campaign techniques and the growth and impact of human rights international NGOs.






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