Culture, Theory, Social Movements, Criminal Justice, Group Identity, Peace & Conflict, Emotion
Deborah joined Mason's Korea campus in Spring 2021. Her PhD is in sociology and peace and conflict studies. Prior to joining Mason Korea, she was Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal and Restorative Justice at Malone University in Canton, Ohio.
Deborah completed conducting qualitative interviews of international students at a Christian liberal arts university in the Midwest, U.S. She examines the role of emotions and faith in cross-cultural interactions between international students and American peers and faculty.
Kwak, Hyunjin Deborah. 2019. “Revisiting Huntington’s Thesis: A Peace Scholar’s Response and Conversations from the Peacebuilding Field.” Christian Scholar’s Review 48 (3): 269-287.
Leguro, Myla and Hyunjin Deborah Kwak. 2016. “Unlikely Partners for Conflict Transformation: Engaging the Military as Stakeholders for Peace in Mindanao.” In Civil Society, Peace, and Power. Eds. Davis Cortright, Melanie Greenburg, and Laurel Stone. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Kwak, Hyunjin Deborah and San Rais. 2016. “Lighting a Candle: Jamila Afghani, Afghanistan.” Pp. 238-281 in Peacemakers in Action, Volume II: Profiles of Religion in Conflict. Ed. Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Summers-Effler, Erika and Hyunjin Deborah Kwak. 2015. “Weber’s Missing Mystics: Inner-Worldly Mystical Practices and the Micro Potential for Social Change.” Theory and Society 44(3): 251-282.
Summers-Effler, Erika and Hyunjin Deborak Kwak, “Where are the Missing Mystics of the Revolution?” Open Democracy, Transformation.Ed. Michael Edwards. Posted 2015
Introduction to Sociology
Sociology of Crime and Deviance
Introduction to Corrections
Criminal and Restorative Justice Seminar
Prejudice, Discrimination, and Inequality
Sociology of Gender
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Human Rights and Inequality
Violence: Causes, Dynamics and Alternatives
Ph.D., Sociology and Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame
M.A., Sociology, University of Notre Dame
M.A., International Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Notre Dame
B.A., Political Science and French (Honors), Calvin College