Taesim Kim is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Connecticut. She has a wide variety of research interests in the fields of Comparative Politics and International Relations on topics such as political economy, welfare states, social policy, inequality, technological progress, environmental politics, public opinion, and political behavior. She received her M.A. (Political Science) and B.A. (Political Science, Business Administration) from Sogang University.