History Experts

Professor of History, Georgetown University
Ph.D. Candidate, Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Samuel J. Kessler received his BA from New York University and MA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently a doctoral candidate and teaching fellow in the Department of Religious Studies at UNC Chapel Hill. His scholarship focuses primarily on nineteenth-century responses to Enlightenment and the history of science. He also works on topics in postmodern theory (Foucaul...
PhD Candidate, Seoul National University
Chong Min Kim is a PhD candidate and a lecturer of Graduate International Studies (GSIS), Seoul National University (SNU) and a Global PhD Fellow of National Research Foundation. She is a BA in Economics at SNU, and MA in International Studies at GSIS SNU. Her article "The U.S.'s Economic Disengagement Policy and Korea's Industrial Transformation: Implications of the Textile Disputes...
Associate Professor of History, Catholic University
Lecturer in Modern History, and Associated Researcher Priority Program Asia and Europe, University of Zurich; Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Fribourg
Ariane Knüsel is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Her research project analyzes political and economic relations between Switzerland and China in the Cold War with a particular focus on actors and networks. She is also a lecturer in Modern History at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and an associated researcher at the University of Zurich’s Priority...
Adjunct Professor, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Maryland, College Park
Piotr H. Kosicki is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Maryland in College Park. He specializes in the transnational history of 20th-century Europe, focusing particularly on religion, politics, and the history of ideas. Other topics of research interest include the thought and politics of John Paul II, the Catholic Church’s place in the global Cold War, European historical m...
Professor of History at Koomkin University in Seoul, South Korea
Affiliation:Former Assistant Professor, Oriental Studies Department, St. Petersburg State UniversityWilson Center Project(s):North Korea History: Soviet Advisers in North Korea 1945-62 
Journalist and former Pyongyang Bureau Chief, Associated Press
Jean H. Lee is a veteran foreign correspondent and expert on North Korea. Lee led the Associated Press news agency’s coverage of the Korean Peninsula as bureau chief from 2008 to 2013. In 2011, she became the first American reporter granted extensive access on the ground in North Korea, and in January 2012 opened AP’s Pyongyang bureau, the only Western text/photo news bureau based in t...
Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania