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Joonghyun Kwak

Postdoctoral Researcher

Joonghyun Kwak is a postdoctoral researcher in quantitative social science for the project International Student Mobility and World Development.

Joonghyun is a quantitatively oriented, comparative sociologist with a focus on globalisation, international migration, social and educational inequality and survey research methods. Through his research, he strives to contribute to a deeper understanding of how structural and policy changes in the global economy shape social institutions and individual behaviours and attitudes. His current research focuses on three key areas: (1) the impact of international student mobility and migration on social mobility and inequality; (2) backlash against globalization in public attitudes toward immigration and trade policies; and (3) the methodology for ex-post survey data harmonization for cross-national comparative research.

Prior to joining Oxford, he studied for a PhD in Sociology at the University of Connecticut (USA) and worked as a postdoctoral researcher in sociology at The Ohio State University (USA) and as a Senior Research Officer at the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex (UK).

Publications:

  • Featured Publications

    • Kwak, J (2022) “Measuring and Analyzing Protest Potential From a Survey Data Recycling Framework”, AMERICAN BEHAVIORAL SCIENTIST.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/00027642211021626

    • Jenkins, JC, Kwak, J (2022) “How to Capture Global Protest Trends: Using Survey Data Recycling Data to Construct Cross-National Trends in Protest”, AMERICAN BEHAVIORAL SCIENTIST.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/00027642211021627

    • Wysmułek, I, Tomescu-Dubrow, I, Kwak, J (2022) “Ex-post harmonization of cross-national survey data: advances in methodological and substantive inquiries”, Quality and Quantity: International Journal of Methodology. Springer Verlag.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/s11135-021-01187-7

    • Kwak, J, Tomescu-Dubrow, I, Slomczynski, KM, Dubrow, JK (2020) “Youth, Institutional Trust, and Democratic Backsliding”, AMERICAN BEHAVIORAL SCIENTIST.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/0002764220941222

    • Kwak, J, Wallace, M (2018) “The Impact of the Great Recession on Perceived Immigrant Threat: A Cross-National Study of 22 Countries”, SOCIETIES.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.3390/soc8030052

    • Wallace, M, Kwak, J (2017) “Bad Jobs in a Troubled Economy: The Impact of the Great Recession in America’s Major Metropolitan Areas”, Research in the sociology of work. Emerald.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1108/s0277-283320170000031004

  • Journal articles

    • Kwak, J (2022) “Measuring and Analyzing Protest Potential From a Survey Data Recycling Framework”, AMERICAN BEHAVIORAL SCIENTIST. 66(4) 434-458.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/00027642211021626

    • Jenkins, JC, Kwak, J (2022) “How to Capture Global Protest Trends: Using Survey Data Recycling Data to Construct Cross-National Trends in Protest”, AMERICAN BEHAVIORAL SCIENTIST. 66(4) 459-488.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/00027642211021627

    • Wysmułek, I, Tomescu-Dubrow, I, Kwak, J (2022) “Ex-post harmonization of cross-national survey data: advances in methodological and substantive inquiries”, Quality and Quantity: International Journal of Methodology. 56(3) 1701-1708.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/s11135-021-01187-7

    • Kwak, J, Tomescu-Dubrow, I, Slomczynski, KM, Dubrow, JK (2020) “Youth, Institutional Trust, and Democratic Backsliding”, AMERICAN BEHAVIORAL SCIENTIST. 64(9) 1366-1390.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/0002764220941222

    • Kwak, J, Wallace, M (2018) “The Impact of the Great Recession on Perceived Immigrant Threat: A Cross-National Study of 22 Countries”, SOCIETIES. 8(3)
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.3390/soc8030052

    • Wallace, M, Kwak, J (2017) “Bad Jobs in a Troubled Economy: The Impact of the Great Recession in America’s Major Metropolitan Areas”, Research in the sociology of work. 31 125-155.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1108/s0277-283320170000031004

  • Internet publication

    • Kwak, J (2021) What Should We Do About Inter-Survey Variability in Survey Data Harmonisation? A Survey Data Recycling Approach. MiSoC Explainer.

  • Reports

    • Kwak, J (2020) Inter-Survey Methodological Variability in Institutional Trust from the Survey Data Recycling Framework. Harmonization: Newsletter on Harmonization in the Social Sciences 6(1).

    • Kwak, J, Slomczynski, KM (2019) Aggregating Survey Data on the National Level for Indexing Trust in Public Institutions: On the Effects of Lagged Variables, Data Harmonization Controls, and Data Quality. Harmonization: Newsletter on Harmonization in the Social Sciences 5(1).

    • Kwak, J, Jenkins, JC (2018) Measuring Participation in Demonstrations: Using Event Data to Assess “Have Done” in Survey Research. Harmonization: Newsletter on Harmonization in the Social Sciences 4(2).

    • Kwak, J (2018) Comparability of Perceived Immigrant-Threat Measurement across 22 Countries. Harmonization: Newsletter on Harmonization in the Social Sciences 4(2).

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