Welcome

Thank you for visiting my page! I am Minnie (Minhyung) Joo, a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Political Science at The Pennsylvania State University studying International Relations and Methodology. I have a M.A. in Political Science from the Pennsylvania State University and a B.A. (Hons) in International Relations from the New York University.

My research interest lies in civil conflict including peace processes,  internal organization of rebel groups, as well as rebel group behavior before, after, and during conflicts. In my dissertation, I use game theoretic models and original data to examine the politics behind rebel-government negotiations and the impact of negotiations on the organizational structure of rebel groups. The newly collected dataset includes data on rebel-government negotiations, rebel group ideology, and rebel group splits for both conflict- and non-conflict (or non-active) years for rebel groups in various regions including, but not restricted to, Southeast Asia and Latin America.

I am also a part of a number of methods projects – Bayesian Parametric Mis-classified Failure Survival Model, Bayesian Spatial Cure Model, and Zero- and Middle- Inflated Ordered Probit Models. We are also developing R packages for the models mentioned above. Please see my R Softwares page for more information!