Seonwoo Yoon

Seonwoo Yoon is a DPhil student in Social Policy at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention and a member of Green Templeton College and Clarendon Scholars’ Association at the University of Oxford. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and Economics from Korea University and MPA with high honours from Yonsei University, Republic of Korea.

She has over three years of research and work experience in Feminist & Human Rights NGOs as a project intern and journalist; in policy laboratory, research institutions, and Ministry of Health and Welfare in Republic of Korea as a research assistant. Now she is working as a content writer for Digital Global Rights Journal at Forum for Global Human Rights. Her vision to make contribution to the world through policy had begun with those practical experiences with a particular interest in care ethics and feminist movement at diverse levels.

Seonwoo’s doctoral project is concerned with the interplay of social policy implementation and (un)equal caring practices specifically focusing on communities. She aims to conduct both comparative studies and research in Korea. Her interdisciplinary research attempts to investigate how care and workplace policies and collective caring movements give rise to policy changes moving toward sustainable welfare states.