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Kristin (She/ Her) is a PhD candidate in International Relations at Florida International University. She primarily focuses on East Asia. While she has a wide range of interests in that region, her research has mostly focused on South Korean soft power and tensions between Japan and its surrounding neighbors as a result of Japanese imperialism. Her dissertation focuses on postcolonial theory and explores existing parallels between South Korean-Japanese relations with Irish-British relations. Follow her on Twitter: @_KristinHynes

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