Dr. Virginie Grzelczyk is a senior lecturer in international relations at Aston University where she also is the Associate Dean for Portfolio Development and Recruitment for the School of Languages and Social Sciences. She specialises in security relationships and negotiation patterns over East Asia, and especially over the Korean Peninsula. Prior to joining Aston, she has held academic positions in the United States and New Zealand.
Dr Grzelczyk has studied in France and South Korea before receiving her PhD in Political Science from the University of Maryland.
Dr Grzelczyk’s publications include work on the Six-Party Talks process, North Korea’s energy Security Dilemma as well as Korean identity in the context of reunification. Her book (North Korea’s New Diplomacy: Challenging Political Isolation in the 21st Century, published by Palgrave in 2018) looks at North Korea’s foreign policy in light of new and under-researched external relations.
Reader, Aston University
Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University
Tutor, University of Surrey
Visiting assistant professor, University of Victoria - Wellington
Visiting assistant professor, Lafayette College
University of Maryland, PhD
Ewha Womans' University, MA
The Coming of Age of South Korea: Power, Influence and Implications, Book Chapter, Palgrave
Hard, Soft, Smart? North Korea and Power: It’s All Relative, Asian International Studies Review
North Korea’s New Diplomacy: Challenging Political Isolation in the 21st Century, Palgrave
Going It Alone? North Korea’s Adaptability as a Small Power in a Changing World, Third World Thematics
The Kim Dynasty and Northeast Asian Security: Breaking the Cycle of Crises, North Korean Review
New Approaches to North Korean Politics after Reunification: The Search for a Common Korean Identity, communist and Post-Communist Studies
New Approaches to North Korean Politics after Reunification: The Search for a Common Korean Identity, Communist and Post-Communist Studies
Uncovering North Korea’s Energy Security Dilemma: Past Policies, Present Choices, Future Opportunities, Central European Journal of International and Security Studies
In the Name of the Father, Son, and Grandson: Succession Patterns and the Kim Dynasty, The Journal of Northeast Asian History
Failure to Re-launch? The United States, Nuclear North Korea, and the Future of the Six-Party Talks, North Korean Review
Carrots and Sticks: The Making of an American Foreign Policy Toward North Korea, Korea Observer
Six Party Talks and Negotiation Strategy: When Do We Get There?, International Negotiation: A Journal of Theory and Practice