Hye Ryeon Jang, PH.D.

Morehouse College

Humanities, Social Sciences, Media, and Arts Division Faculty
  • Professor

Dr. Hye Ryeon Jang is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Morehouse College. She received a Ph.D. degree in political science at the University of Florida. Her primary research interests are international security, energy politics, and maritime conflict. She is regionally interested in China and East Asia and her dissertation focuses on China’s energy mercantilism, its asymmetric trade dependence with Southeast Asian neighboring countries, and their combined effects on the escalation of China’s militarized actions in its maritime disputes. Her dissertation contributes to understanding China’s selective escalation in its maritime disputes—Why has China escalated maritime disputes in the South China Sea but not in the East China Sea or Yellow Sea—with an original dataset and methodological skills.

Dr. Jang also focuses on political methodology— multi-level analysis, Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis, spatial network analysis, remote sensing, survival analysis, maximum likelihood estimation, text analysis, and mixed methods. She has conducted fieldwork in Beijing and Shanghai, China, and Washington, D.C.



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  • Jang, Hye Ryeon, Jordan Quinones-Marrero, and Juan M. Hincapie-Castillo. “Environmental Scan of COVID-19 Infection Dashboards in the Florida Public School System.” Frontiers in Public Health (2022).
  • Jang, Hye Ryeon and Benjamin Smith. “Pax Petrolica? Rethinking the Oil-Interstate War Linkage.” Security Studies 30, no.2 (2021): 159-181.
  • Lee, Jean Young and Hye Ryeon Jang. “Bilingual Education Policy in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and Uyghur Society.” The Korean Journal of Northeast Asia Studies (registered in the KSSCI) 56 (2010): 105-132.