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Christopher Green

Assistant Professor

Dr. C.K. Green Ph.D.
+31 71 527 2327

Christopher Green is a lecturer at the Institute for Area Studies.

More information about Christopher Green

Christopher Green is a sociologist of modern Korea. He employs structured surveys and interviews with North Korean cross-border migrants to research contemporary North Korean society, politics, and economy. Interested in representations of marginalized populations, he also teaches and writes on contemporary South Korean broadcast media portrayals of both North Koreans and diasporic Korean communities. He is the former Manager of International Affairs for Daily NK, a digital periodical covering North Korean affairs based in Seoul, and translator of the memoir of a senior North Korean defector, Hwang Jang-yop.

Fields of interest

  • North Korean sociology
  • Korean diasporas and migration
  • Contemporary Korean history
  • Political and historical sociology of Korea
  • South Korean media and representation
  • World history


1997-2000 BA Environmental Management (Leeds University)
2000-2001 MA International Studies: Asia-Pacific Region (Nottingham University)
2014-present PhD Korean Studies (Leiden University, exp. 2019)

2007-2011 Daily NK Website Editor
2011-2015 Daily NK Manager of International Affairs
2017-present International Crisis Group senior advisor for Korean Peninsula

Grants and awards

  • UniKorea Foundation research grant, 2018-2019 and 2019-20
  • Academy of Korean Studies research grant, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, and 2016-17

Assistant Professor

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SAS Korea

Work address

Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 1
2311 BZ Leiden
Room number 0.05c



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