August 17, 2022

About the author

Sarah A. Son

Dr. Sarah Son is a lecturer (assistant professor) in Korean studies at the University of Sheffield. She completed her Ph.D. on identity and inter-Korean relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London in 2014, before spending five years working in South Korea in the nonprofit sector on North Korean human rights issues.

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North Korea human rights activists in South Korea struggle under Moon Jae-in
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North Korea human rights activists in South Korea struggle under Moon Jae-in

The government’s pro-engagement policy has increased pressure on South Korean NGOs, as financial challenges linger

North Korea human rights activists in South Korea struggle under Moon Jae-in
Sarah A. Son
Sarah A. Son July 7, 2021
Experience abroad a double-edged sword for N. Korean diplomats

Experience abroad a double-edged sword for N. Korean diplomats

View from Seoul: What South Koreans are reading in local media about North Korea

Experience abroad a double-edged sword for N. Korean diplomats
Sarah A. Son
Sarah A. Son October 24, 2013
S. Korean gvt. calls for greater control of N. Korean diaspora

S. Korean gvt. calls for greater control of N. Korean diaspora

South Korean media monitoring: Focus North Korea

S. Korean gvt. calls for greater control of N. Korean diaspora
Sarah A. Son
Sarah A. Son October 11, 2013
Poking fun at tricky issues

Poking fun at tricky issues

When does it become acceptable to make comedy out of sensitive social topics?

Poking fun at tricky issues
Sarah A. Son
Sarah A. Son May 29, 2013
Experts gather for “Engage Korea” conference in Oxford

Experts gather for “Engage Korea” conference in Oxford

'We wanted to create a forum for experts in the field to present interdisciplinary analysis of how to engage North Korea.'

Experts gather for “Engage Korea” conference in Oxford
Sarah A. Son
Sarah A. Son May 14, 2013
Why S.Koreans Aren’t Angry About N. Korean Human Rights Abuses

Why S.Koreans Aren’t Angry About N. Korean Human Rights Abuses

Ex-concentration camp prisoner Shin Dong-Hyuk says South Korea should be put on trial next to North Korean regime for turning a blind eye

Why S.Koreans Aren’t Angry About N. Korean Human Rights Abuses
Sarah A. Son
Sarah A. Son May 8, 2013
Smart Phone App & Mass Marriage Ceremony for N. Korean Defectors

Smart Phone App & Mass Marriage Ceremony for N. Korean Defectors

But reports say the Hanawon resettlement centers are emptying

Smart Phone App & Mass Marriage Ceremony for N. Korean Defectors
Sarah A. Son
Sarah A. Son April 23, 2013
Welcome to South Korea’s Ministry of Dreams

Welcome to South Korea’s Ministry of Dreams

The South Korean Ministry of Unification faces a growing battle in times of trouble to “sell” unification to a disillusioned public

Welcome to South Korea’s Ministry of Dreams
Sarah A. Son
Sarah A. Son April 9, 2013
Why Korea Needs The BBC World Service

Why Korea Needs The BBC World Service

A BBC Korean service would be an important step forward for the UK's involvement in Korean peninsula affairs

Why Korea Needs The BBC World Service
Sarah A. Son
Sarah A. Son March 27, 2013
Perfect Match? North Korean Wives for South Korean men

Perfect Match? North Korean Wives for South Korean men

Is marriage of North Korean women to South Korean men a win-win solution for all?

Perfect Match? North Korean Wives for South Korean men
Sarah A. Son
Sarah A. Son March 13, 2013