Professor in the Department of Geography at Seoul National University
HaeRan Shin is a Professor in the Department of Geography at Seoul National University. She focuses on the areas of political geography and migrant studies. For migrant studies, she has worked on transnational migrants’ and defectors’ place-making and transnational ethnic networks and the dynamics of mobilities. In recent years, she has focused on the transnational ethnic networks in the cases of Vietnamese migrant women and North Korean defectors. She used to teach at University College London, and she started teaching in South Korea beginning September 2013.