Soo Sun You

Job title: 
Graduate Student
Political Science

Soo Sun You is pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, with a focus on comparative politics and political behavior. Her research interests lie at the intersection of economic and political inequality and development and studies how political institutions affect levels of perceived economic inequality and political behavior in sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., Soo Sun worked as a Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) research fellow in Ethiopia, implementing and analyzing the impact of women’s empowerment programs. She also worked as a journalist in Seoul, South Korea, focusing on issues of minority rights and education. She holds a Master of Public Policy from Seoul National University and a B.A. in Economics from UC Berkeley.

Research interests: 
  • Comparative Politics
  • Development
  • Governance / Democracy
  • Human Rights / Norms