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    Moon, Rennie
    032-749-3004
    • Associate Professor of Research Method
    • Ph.D. in International Comparative Education, Stanford University 2009 (PhD Minor: Sociology, 2006)
    • M.A. in International Comparative Education, Stanford University 2003
    • B.A. in French, Wellesley College 2001

Profile

Research Interests

 

Globalization and higher education; Global talent and brain flows; Cultural diversity and social tolerance; International cooperation and development (with a focus on Asia, especially Korea)

 

Bio

 

Rennie J. Moon is an associate professor at the Underwood International College at Yonsei University. With a background in international comparative education and sociology, her research has concentrated on globalization and education, brain/talent flows, diversity and social tolerance and official development assistance in higher education.

 

Her most recent publications include Internationalizing Higher Education in Korea: Challenges and Opportunities in Comparative Perspective (2016), Internationalization without Cultural Diversity?: Higher Education in South Korea (2016), and Embracing Diversity in Higher Education: Comparing Discourses in the US, Europe, and Asia (2016). Her articles have appeared in academic journals including Comparative Education Review, Comparative Education, and Australian Journal of International Affairs. Moon is currently working on a comparative book project on talent flows in Asia, a book project on Korea’s official development assistance in higher education and articles on social network formation in Asian higher education.

 

As a Korean-American scholar, Moon has written editorials and columns in both English and Korean on higher education in Korea and Asia for the Nikkei Asian Review, The Conversation, East Asia Forum, Australian Outlook, Donga-Ilbo, Korea Daily Joongang Ilbo, and Korea Focus, with recent appearances in audiovisual media outlets, including ArirangTV and Korea and the World.

Education

  • Ph.D. in International Comparative Education, Stanford University 2009 (PhD Minor: Sociology, 2006)
  • M.A. in International Comparative Education, Stanford University 2003
  • B.A. in French, Wellesley College 2001

Courses and Current research areas

Courses taught at UIC

 

Sociology of Education

Research Design and Quantitative Methods

Education and Global Competitiveness

 

 

Research Interests

 

Globalization and higher education; Global talent and brain flows; Cultural diversity and social tolerance; International cooperation and development (with a focus on Asia, especially Korea)

Selected Publications

Books

 

Oh, Yeon Cheon, Gi-Wook Shin and Rennie J. Moon. (2016). 

Internationalizing Higher Education in Korea: Challenges and Opportunities in Comparative Perspective. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and the Brookings Institution Press.

 

 

Refereed Journal Articles

 

Shin, Gi-Wook, Hillary Izatt, and Rennie J. Moon. (2016). “Asymmetry of Power and Attention in Alliance

Relations: The U.S.-ROK Case.” Australian Journal of International Affairs. 70(3): 235-255. 

 

Moon, Rennie J. (2016). “Internationalization without Cultural Diversity?: Higher Education in

South Korea.” Comparative Education. 52(1): 91-108.

 

Moon, Rennie J. (2013). “Globalization and Citizenship Education: Diversity in South Korean Civics

Textbooks.” Comparative Education. 49(4): 424-439.

 

Moon, Rennie J. (2013). “Teaching World Citizenship: The Cross-national Diffusion of Human Rights

Education in Formal Schooling.” KEDI Journal of Educational Policy 10(1): 105-124.

 

Moon, Rennie J. and Jeong-Woo Koo. (2011). “Global Citizenship and Human Rights: A Longitudinal

Analysis of Civics Education Textbooks in the Republic of Korea.” Comparative Education Review 55(4): 574-599.

 

 

Book Chapters

 

Moon, Rennie J. and Gi-Wook Shin. (Forthcoming in 2016). “Why Does Cultural Diversity Matter?

Korean Higher Education in Comparative Perspective” in Globalization and Japanese Exceptionalism in Education: Insider's Views into a Changing System edited by Ryoko Tsuneyoshi. Routledge.

 

Moon, Rennie J. and Gi-Wook Shin. (2016).  “Korean Higher Education: Internationalization, but not

Diversity” in Internationalizing Higher Education in Korea: Challenges and Opportunities in Comparative Perspective. Eds. Y.C. Oh, G.W. Shin and R.J. Moon. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and the Brookings Institution Press.

 

Moon, Rennie J. and Gi-Wook Shin. (2016). “Challenges and Opportunities in Internationalizing

Higher Education: Korea in Comparative Perspective” in Internationalizing Higher Education in Korea: Challenges and Opportunities in Comparative Perspective. Eds. Y.C. Oh, G.W. Shin and R.J. Moon. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and the Brookings Institution Press.

 

Moon, Rennie J. and Gi-Wook Shin. (2016). “Embracing Diversity in Higher Education:

Comparing Discourses in the US, Europe, and Asia” in Migration and Integration: New Models for Mobility and Coexistence. Roland Hsu and Christoph Reinprecht Eds. University of Vienna Press.

 

Ramirez, Francisco O. and Rennie J. Moon. (2013). “From Citizenship to Human Rights to

Human Rights Education” In Towards a Sociology of Human Rights: New Theoretical and Empirical Contributions. Mikael Rask Madsen and Gert Verschraegen, eds. IISJ Book Series. Hart Publishers: Oxford.

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