Dr. Kim Sung Kyung is Assistant Professor at the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul.  She is editor-in-chief of the Review of North Korean Studies, a Korean Citation Index Journal (KCI) issued by the Korean Research Foundation. She is also a member of the Peace and Prosperity Division in the Presidential Commission on Policy-Planning and a board member in the Ministry of Unification. She received her PhD in sociology at the University of Essex, UK. She was a Visiting Fellow at ISDP in February-March 2020.