Virginie Grzelczyk

Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Aston University

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 2017) looks at North Korea’s foreign policy in light of new and under-researched external relations.

Experience

  • 2013–present
    Senior Lecturer, Aston University
  • 2010–2013
    Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University
  • 2009–2010
    Tutor, University of Surrey
  • 2008–2008
    Visiting assistant professor, University of Victoria - Wellington
  • 2007–2008
    Visiting assistant professor, Lafayette College

Education

  • 2006 
    University of Maryland, PhD
  • 2002 
    Ewha Womans' University, MA

Publications

  • 2017
    North Korea’s New Diplomacy: Challenging Political Isolation in the 21st Century, Palgrave
  • 2015
    The Kim Dynasty and Northeast Asian Security: Breaking the Cycle of Crises, North Korean Review
  • 2014
    New Approaches to North Korean Politics after Reunification: The Search for a Common Korean Identity, Communist and Post-Communist Studies
  • 2014
    New Approaches to North Korean Politics after Reunification: The Search for a Common Korean Identity, communist and Post-Communist Studies
  • 2012
    Failure to Re-launch? The United States, Nuclear North Korea, and the Future of the Six-Party Talks, North Korean Review
  • 2012
    In the Name of the Father, Son, and Grandson: Succession Patterns and the Kim Dynasty, The Journal of Northeast Asian History
  • 2012
    Uncovering North Korea’s Energy Security Dilemma: Past Policies, Present Choices, Future Opportunities, Central European Journal of International and Security Studies
  • 2008
    Carrots and Sticks: The Making of an American Foreign Policy Toward North Korea, Korea Observer
  • 2008
    Six Party Talks and Negotiation Strategy: When Do We Get There?, International Negotiation: A Journal of Theory and Practice