Jungmin Song

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Doctoral Candidate
371 SH

Research Areas

Comparative Politics
American Politics


Jungmin Song is a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Iowa, specializing in comparative politics and American politics. His research and teaching agenda centers on the interplay of electoral politics (vote choice, vote participation, and new parties) and changing socio-economic contexts (immigration, globalization, and economic inequality), regionally focusing on European and Asian countries. His dissertation examines how political parties and native population respond to increasing immigration, and how radical right parties’ strategies highlighting “safety threat” affect public opinion. For his dissertation, he uses cross-national multi-level data and independently runs survey-experiments in France, Hungary, and Spain. He has been active for diversifying his teaching skills, teaching in different subfields and different lecture styles. He has led several 30-student discussion sections per semester as a teaching assistant, taught two online courses, and independently designed and instructed two courses at a liberal arts college. He is currently teaching in a criminology course, which gives him a unique interdisciplinary teaching experience.

He really enjoys watching sports. Since he was five years old, he has been a big fan of baseball and basketball. In Iowa City, he enjoys watching Hawkeye football games. Someday he hopes to write a paper about the impact of sports on mass attitudes.


Seoul National University, MA, 2014
Seoul National University, BA, 2011


  • “The Imagined Connection: The Role of Radical Right Parties in Connecting Crime and Immigration,” Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 4-7, 2019.
  • “Fake or Real?: The Impact of Safety Threat on Anti-immigration Attitudes,” American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, August 30-September 2, 2018.
  • “Declining Turnout in New Democracies: The Effect of Economic Globalization,” American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA, August 31-September 3, 2017.
  • “Contemporary European Attitudes towards Immigration: The Impact of Safety Threat on Anti-Immigration Attitudes,” Western Political Science Association, Vancouver, BC, Canada, April 13-15, 2017.
  • “Threat Perception and Foreign-Policy Opinion among Post-Soviet Publics,” (with William Reisinger, Marina Zaloznaya, and Vicki L. Hesli Claypool), International Studies Association, Baltimore, MD, February 20-23, 2017.
  • “Economic Inequality and Belief in Meritocracy in the United States,” Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 7-10, 2016.
  • “Who Supports Radical Right Parties and Where do Radical Right Parties Succeed: Multi-level Analysis of Radical Right Parties’ Success,” Western Political Science Association, San Diego, CA, March 24-26, 2016.
  • “Generation Effect Remains Salient: South Korean Presidential Elections between 1997 and 2012,” the 2013 Spring Congress of the Korean Association for Survey Research, Seoul, Korea, May 2013.
  • “How Do Factions Co-exist?: Analysis of Factionalism in Korea,” Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 2012.
  • “Reconsideration of the Discourse of Fair Society in Korea,” The World Congress for Korean Politics and Society, Korean Political Science Association Biannual Conference, Incheon, Korea, August 2011.
  • “From Nationalism to East Asian Community: Reconsideration of the Civil Society and Cultural Exchange,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Asian Future Political Leaders’ Association, Shanghai, China, January 2009.


  • Solt, Frederick, Yue Hu, Kevan Hudson, Jungmin Song, and Dong ‘Erico’ Yu. 2017. “Economic Inequality and Class Consciousness.” Journal of Politics 79(3): 1079-1083.
  • Solt, Frederick, Yue Hu, Kevan Hudson, Jungmin Song, and Dong ‘Erico’ Yu. 2016. “Economic Inequality and Belief in Meritocracy in the United States.” Research and Politics 3(4): 1-7.
  • “Generation Effects Remain Salient: South Korean Presidential Elections between 1997 and 2012” (in Korean) 2013. Korean Party Studies Review 12(1): 113-140.
  • “Do Parties Still Matter?: Independent Voters in Korean Elections” with Won-ho Park. (in Korean) 2012. Journal of Korean Politics 21(2): 115-143.
  • “The Political Effect of the Factionalism in Party: The Analysis of the Park Faction since 2008”. (in Korean) 2012. Journal of Social Science 38(2): 127-152.