Koo Jeong Woo

Field of Study

Years of Stay at HYI

Aug 2015 to May 2016

University Affiliation

Jeong-Woo Koo is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, Korea, Director of the Sungkyunkwan Center for Human Rights and Development, and Manager of SSK Human Rights Forum. His research interests include human rights, international development, corporate ethics, and civil society/public sphere. His publications have appeared in Social Forces, Sociology of Education, Comparative Education Review, Human Rights Quarterly, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Social Science History, Korea Observer, and numerous other Korea-based journals. He is currently working on several projects that examine determinants of human rights attitudes, the mechanisms of foreign aid allocations, the adoption of corporate social responsibility norms among Korean firms, and the making of human rights in South Korea. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford University. 

Koo, Jeong-Woo, Byeong-Eun Cheong, and Francisco O. Ramirez. “Who Thinks and Behaves According to Human Rights: Evidence from the Korean National Human Rights Survey.” Korea Observer 46.1 (2015): 53-87.


Koo, Jeong-Woo, Suk-Ki Kong, and Chinsung Chung. “Measuring National Human Rights: A Reflection on Korean Experiences.” Human Rights Quarterly 34.4 (2012): 986-1020.


Koo, Jeong-Woo, and Francisco O. Ramirez. “National Incorporation of Global Human Rights: Worldwide Expansion of National Human Rights Institutions, 1966-2004.” Social Forces 87.3 (2009): 1321-1353.


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