Moon’s primary research area of interest focuses on globalization and higher education systems in Asia. Her publications have examined topics such as internationalization, diversity, talent migration, international student network formation, and development assistance in higher education. As a Korean-American scholar, Moon has written editorials and columns on related issues in both English and Korean.
Courses and Current Research Areas
Courses taught at UIC
Sociology of Education
Research Design and Quantitative Methods
Education and Global Competitiveness
Moon, Rennie (2019) “International Students as Skilled Labor Migrants for Korean SMEs.” Asian Survey 59(4): 607-629.
Moon, Rennie and Gi-Wook Shin (2019) “International Students as Transnational Social Capital: Illustrations from Japan.” Comparative Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/03050068.2019.1601919
Moon, Rennie (2016) “Internationalization without Cultural Diversity?: Higher Education in South Korea.” Comparative Education. 52(1): 91-108.
Moon, Rennie and Gi-Wook Shin (2016) “Aid as Transnational Social Capital: Korea’s Official Development Assistance in Higher Education.” Pacific Affairs 89(4): 817-837.