SeungGyeong Ji

SeungGyeong Ji is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Her dissertation work is about the abortion politics in South Korea during the Cold War.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • M.A.: Women’s Studies , Ewha Women's University, Seoul, 2012.
Courses Taught
  • Gender, Power, and Everyday Life (Spring 2020) Graduate Instructor
  • Science, Bodies & Technologies (Fall 2019) Graduate Instructor
  • Feminist Disability Studies (Spring 2019) Graduate Instructor
  • Skin, Sex, and Genes (Fall 2017) Lead Discussion Sections 002, 003
  • Pop Culture Women, TA (Spring 2017)
  • Blood, Bodies, and Science, TA (Fall 2015)
  • Blood, Bodies, and Science, TA (Spring 2015)
Research & Professional Activities


  • The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop : August 10, 2018 - August 13, 2018
  • Conference Presentation : McGill-Queen’s Graduate Conference in History: Violence and the Mind, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada., March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018
  • Conference Presentation: Conference on Religion, Gender and Body Politics, Utrecht University (the Netherlands)., February 12, 2015 - February 14, 2015


  • “South Korean Abortion War Won,” Transnational Reproductive Justice Scholars and Activists Roundtable, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Colloquium: Main convener and presenter, October 2019
  • Indigenous Women & Women of Color Student Summit: Igniting Leadership, Confidence, and Cultural Strength: “Sitting in Circle: Graduate Student Affinity Group for Indigenous and Women of Color, Caitlin Gunn, SeungGyeong Ji, Beaudelaine Pierre, Naimah Petigny, March 5, 2016
  • Panel Discussant for Book Publishing: “Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale by Maria Mies”, Galmuri Publishing Co., February, 2014
  • Panel discussant: Documentary premiere, “Let’s Dance; Several Stories about the Abortions” produced by Feminist Movie Production group “YA”, September 27, 2013
  • Guest Speaker at Open Speaking Out: “Good body, Bad body and Odd body?” held by the Network for the Women's Rights for the Pregnancy and Childbirth and Korea Women Link, November 20, 2012
  • Panel Discussant: “Basic Income and Gender Equality; A Critique From a Feminist Viewpoint” held by Socialist Party, Special Conference for the International Women's Day, March 8, 2010
  • Once Again, the Global Gag Rule Increases Maternal Deaths: Ji, SeungGyeong, CENTER ON WOMEN, GENDER, AND PUBLIC POLICY, Author. Link
  • The Co-relationship between Domestic Welfare and Official Development Assistant; Comparative Study between US and Sweden, Distinguished Thesis Award Collection. Ji, SeungGyeong, Korea International Cooperation Agency, Hanul Publishing Company, Co-Author, 2010.
  • “Establishing Sexual Violence Prevention Policy; the Necessity and Methods: Ji, SeungGyeong, PhD. Hae-Jung Byen (PI), Gender Equality Committee of National Assembly, 2009.
  • Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship, Institute for Advanced Study, University of Minnesota, September 1, 2020 - May 30, 2021
  • University of Minnesota Graduate School, Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, September 1, 2020 - May 30, 2021
  • Gender Policy Report Fellowship, The Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 2019
  • Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) Fellow, January 2018 - December 2018
  • Council of Graduate Students (COGS) Conference Travel Grant, March 2017
  • Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) Pre-Dissertation Fellowship, May 2016 - August 2016
  • Graduate Research Partnership Program (GRPP) Fellowship, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, May 2015 - August 2015
  • 3rd Award at Graduate Thesis Contest on Development Cooperation, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), 2009
  • Dean's List, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, 2005