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Muchun Liao

Muchun Liao

PhD candidate

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Muchun is a PhD candidate in politics research at the Department of Political Economy. Her doctoral research focuses on foreign policy analysis, with a particular emphasis on examining the influence of North Korea’s national roles on its foreign policy towards South Korea, utilising role theory as a foundational framework. 

Research interests

  • North Korea
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • East Asian Politics
  • International Relations
  • Role Theory


  • 5AAOB208 Political Analysis
  • 6SSPP342 International Institutions and Global Governance

Office hours

Thursday: 16.00 - 17.00

Doctoral research

North Korea’s South Korea Policy: The Impact of National Roles on North Korea’s Foreign Policy.

PhD supervisors

Professor Ramon Pacheco Pardo and Dr Isabelle Hertner.