Sejin Um graduated from the MA program at the Social Justice Institute in May 2019. Sejin is currently a PhD student at the Department of Sociology at New York University. She is interested in gender; work; organizations; family; and social inequality. She holds a BA in International Studies and Law and Public Administration from Korea University (2014).
Prior to joining the MA program, she worked in the private sector for three years, and the work experience there strengthened her passion for feminist research and activism. She has been part of the millennial feminist movement in South Korea since 2015, both online and offline, studying feminist theories and organizing various events, marches and protests with multiple organizations and groups. She continues to be engaged in the women’s movement in South Korea and Canada.
BA (Great Honor), International Studies & Law and Public Administration, Korea University (2014)
At NYU sociology, Sejin continues to study gender; work; organizations; family; and social inequality. Her MA thesis titled “Why Do Young Women Leave Conglomerates? Gender and the Militarized Workplace in South Korea” can be found here: https://open.library.ubc.ca/cIRcle/collections/ubctheses/24/items/1.0378292