Dr. Youngtae Shin

Professor, Dept. of Political Science
University of Central Oklahoma
LA 102 E
(405) 974-5524
email: yshin@uco.edu

Dr. Youngtae ShinnOklahoma Political Science Scholar of the Year, 2003

Research Interests

Youngtae Shin's publications have focused on the relationship between state, society and women. Her published books include: Women and Politics in Japan and Korea (Mellen Press, 2004); Asian Women's Political Voice (Sookmyung Women's University, 2006). She is currently writing a book on protest politics and democratization. Her next project is to study security issues in relation to nationalism, regime types, and their impact on promoting peaceful relationships among states.

Publications of Books

  • 2006:  Asian Women's Political Voice: Korea and Japan (Asia Yeoseong eui Jeongchi Sori: Hanjuk gwa Ilbon) : Seoul, Korea: Sookmyung Women's University Press
  • 2004 : Women and Politics in Japan and Korea, Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press

Selected Articles Published

  • 2008: "To Be or Not to Be: Ukraine's Options in European Integration," Journal of Politics, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine.
  • 2007: "Democracy, Autonomy, and Women in South Korea," Korean Journal of Public Policy.
  • 2002: "Network Formation in Protest Movements in South Korea, 1970s-2000," Asian Women, 15: 231-257.
  • 2002: Book Review of Oh, Can you See: The Semiotics of the Military in Hawaii by Kathy E. Ferguson and Phyllis Turnbull, 1999, Asian Women 14: 129-132.
  • 2000: "Self-determination, Women, and Violence," Asian Women, 11: 27-48.
  • 1999: "Women's Political Activism of the Late Developing Countries: Japan and Other Asian Countries, 1870-1945," Southeastern Political Review, 27 (1): 81-102.
  • 1998: "Modern Institutions and Traditional Values: an Interpretation of Court Decisions on Gender Issues in South Korea," Korea and Regional Geopolitics, Walter Jung and Xiao-bing Li co-ed: 97-116

Honors and Awards

  • 2010: Fulbright Follow-On Grant
  • 2007-2008: Fulbright Scholar to Dnipropetrovsk National University, Ukraine (lectureship)
  • 2006: Member of the US delegates in the China Field Seminar co-sponsored by the East-West Center and the Chinese Ministry of Education in conjunction with Beijing University, July 1-24, 2006
  • 2005: Fellowship for NEH Summer Seminar on Modern Women Writings, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • 2005: Fellowship for the Asian Studies Development Summer Program, Infusing Asian Studies, University of Hawaii
  • 2005: Women Warrior Award (Most Influential Professor Award on teaching Women Studies) by Women's Studies Association, University of Central Oklahoma
  • 2005: Faculty Merit-Credit Award on Scholarly and Creative Activities
  • 2003: Oklahoma Political Science Scholar of the Year
  • 2003: Faculty Merit-Credit Award on Scholarly and Creative Activities
  • 2002-2003: Research Grant, University of Central Oklahoma
  • 1999-2000: Research Fellowship, the Academy of Korean Studies, Korea, 1999-2000
  • 1999: Visiting Research Professor (Associate Professor), University of Pennsylvania, August - December 1999

Professional Services

  • 2010: Reviewer for CIES for Fulbright Scholar Applications in Political Science
  • 2009: Institutional Grant Writing (Title VI) on behalf of the University of Central Oklahoma
  • 2007: Fulbright Scholar Reviewer for Ukraine Scholars
  • 2007: International Election Observer for Ukrainian Parliamentary Election, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, Sept. 30, 2007
  • 2000-present: Editorial Board Member, Asian Women
  • 1994-present: Reviewer of Journal, Women and Politics

Paper Presentations (selected)

  • 2010: "Gender Issues in Theories of Social Movement and Democratization," Dnepropetrovsk National University, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, June 2
  • 2010: Applicability of Theories of Democratization to Korean Situation, Tavrida National University, Simferopol, Ukraine, May 17, and Dnepropetrovsk National University, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, May 25
  • 2009: "US foreign policies since 1945: from the perspective of host countries," International Political Science Association World Congress, Santiago, Chile, July 12-16
  • 2009: "US-Korea Relations," National Conference of the Asian Studies Development Program, Philadelphia, March 5-8
  • 2007: "EU and Ukraine's Educational Future," International Political Science Conference, Dnepropetrovsk National University, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, June 2
  • 2006: "Nationalism and Military Security: The Case of Northeast Asian Security Talks," presented at the International Studies Association Annual Conference, San Diego, March 22-25
  • 2003: Cultural Tradition and Political Activities:  Strategies of Protest and Resource Mobilization of Korean Housewives and Protest Politics, 1970s to 2000," presented at 19th International Political Science Association World Congress at Durban, South Africa, June 27-July 4
  • 2003: "What is Behind the Politics Between North/South Korea and the United States?" presented at Liberal Arts Lecture Series at University of Central Oklahoma, April 1
  • 2002: "Organizational Network Formation in Protest Politics in South Korea, 1970s-1990s," presented at SWPSA conference, New Orleans, March 27-30
  • 2001: "Identity Politics in South Korea: From Motherhood to Democracy Fighters," to be delivered at Mid-Atlantic Asian Studies Conference, Slippery Rock, PA, October 26-28
  • 2001: "Housewives and Political Prisoners:The Known and Unknown Politics in Korea," the first presentation as part of College of Liberal Arts Lecture Series, 2001-2002, September 5
  • 2000: "Mothers as agents for Political Change in South Korea," University of Copenhagen, Denmark, June 26
  • 2000: "Social Movement Theories and Korean Mothers' Protest Movements," International Conference in Cross-Cultural Studies, Birmingham University, UK, June 21-25
  • 2000: "Social Movements, Old and New, and Korean Omoni's Protest Movement." Academy of Korean Studies Colloquium, May 12
  • 1999: "The Broken Front: Western Women, Third World Feminism, and the Global Feminist Movement," co-presented with Braden Riley at Southwestern Social Science Association, San Antonio, Texas, March31- April 3
  • 1999: "Traditional Modus Vivendi, Non-Traditional Modus Operandi: Women in Korea's Democratization," delivered at Western Pacific Symposium, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK, March 24
  • 1999: "Women's Role in Democratizing Korea," a talk delivered at 13th annual Korean American Students at Smith, Smith College, February 6-7
  • 1999: "Running in a Box: Constraints of Korean Women," paper presented at Smith College, October 16
  • 1997: "Gender, State, and Regional Politics: the Issue of Comfort Women in Korea-Japan Relations," presented at the annual conference of the Southeastern Asian Studies, Savannah, Georgia, January 17-19
  • 1996: "Court Decisions on Women's Issues in South Korea," presented at the annual conference of the Asian Studies Association, Honolulu, April 11-15
  • 1995: "Modern Institutions and Traditional Values: an Interpretation on Court Decisions on Gender Issues in South Korea," at the annual conference of the Southern Political Science Association, Tampa, Florida, November 6-9 (nominated for the Best Paper Award on Women and Politics).
  • 1995: Recent Legal Decisions on Women's Issues in Korea and Japan" presented at Kent State University, February 16
  • 1995: "Grassroots Movements and Women's Political Leadership in Japan": the Case of the Seikatsu Club, presented at the Annual Conference of the Asian Studies Association, Washington, D.C., April 6-9
  • 1994: "Nationalism and Women's Political Activism in Asia: from the Perspective of the World Historical Time," presented at the Southwestern Political Science Association Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX, March 30-April 2
  • 1993: "Grassroots Movement and Democracy in Japan", presented at Colloquium on Asian Studies, at University of Missouri, Colombia, November 12, 1993.
  • 1991: "The Japanese Women's Organizations and the Pacifist Movement," Invited to present the paper at the Women in International Security Summer Symposium, College Park, MD, June 27-July
  • 1991: "The Criteria for Candidate Selection and Recruitment: Formal and Informal Barriers to Women's Participation in National Politics in Japan," presented at the Annual meeting of Western Political Science Association, Seattle, March 21-23

Conference Participation

  • Chair and Co-Discussant of panel, "Global Politics and Social Movements," Southwestern Political Science Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, March 27-30, 2003.
  • Chair and Discussant of a panel, "How Culture Shapes the Ambivalence of Selves," International Conference in Cross-Cultural Studies, Birmingham University, UK, June 21-25, 2000.
  • Chair of the "Women in Oklahoma Politics" session at the Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Political Science Association, Edmond, Ok, November 16-18, 1995.
  • Chair of the "Immigrant Experience" at the 16th conference of the National Women's Studies Association, Norman, OK June 21-25, 1995.
  • Organizer of a panel "The Impact of Economic and Political Reforms on Gender Relations in China, Japan, and South Korea" for the Annual Conference of Association of Asian Studies, Washington D.C., April 6-9, 1995.
  • Chair of "the Socio-political Trends in Asia," at the Annual Third World Conference Omaha, Nebraska, October 13-15, 1994.
  • Discussant of "Women Shaping Politics in Korea," at the Conference of International Society for Korean Studies in the Americas," New York, NY, July 23-24, 1994.
  • Attended the Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Political Science Association, Tahlequah, OK, November 14-15, 1993.

Course Information

  • American National Government (U)
  • Elements of Politics (Political Science major core)
  • Theory of Comparative Politics (graduate)
  • Comparative Politics (U)
  • Women and Politics (U,G)
  • US-China Relations (U,G)
  • Democratic Governance (senior thesis)

Did You Know...

Youngtae Shin had the sweetest and most aristocratic daughter called Dori. She was bilingual and was a cat (now residing in Heaven), but she did not know she was a cat, in spite of her extraordinary intelligence.

Every major juncture in Korean history touched her family directly dating back to 918 A.D. - want to know more details? Contact me.

She worked as a RN, an excellent one (until the electronic technology took over) and supported her husband through his PhD and her own while raising two daughters.

What she is most proud of: Her two grown daughters.