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Seongjoon Ahn

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Contact Information

317B David Kinley Hall,
1407 W. Gregory Ave.
Urbana, IL, 61801

Office Hours

By appointment

Research Interests

Public Opinion, Political Behavior, Democratic Theory

Research Description

Seongjoon is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Political Science Department. His dissertation, In the Name of Democracy: Composition, Variation, and Measurement of Democratic Conceptions, investigates in what ways conceptions of democracy differ among Americans and how these differences relate to key political behaviors and attitudes on democratic backsliding. 


MA, University of Chicago
MA, Korea University
BA, Korea University


SP 2024 - Dr. Sandra J. Finley Teacher Scholar Certificate (UIUC)
SP 2023 - GESIS Spring Seminar - Modeling Group Differences (Method Training; Cologne, Germany)
FA 2022 - Master Course in Online Teaching (UIUC), Graduate Teaching Certificate (UIUC)
SP 2021 - Big 10 Academic Alliance Traveling Scholar (University of Chicago)


Courses Taught

Independent Instructor
PS 270 Intro to Political Theory [FA 2024]
PS 230 Intro to Political Research [SP2024]
PS 100 Intro to Political Science [FA2020]

Teaching Assistant
PS 270 Intro to Political Theory [FA2019, FA2022]
PS 240 Intro to Comparative Politics [FA2023]
PS 101 Intro to American Politics [FA2021, SP2022]

Recent Publications

Ahn, Seongjoon. 2019. ‚ÄúPopularizing Grief: Tragedies and Tragic Events in Ancient Athens." The Korean Review of Political Thought. 25 (2): 9-38. (with Nam-Kook Kim)