Jiyoung Kim

Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science, UCLA


I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the department of political science at the University of California Los Angeles.

My research broadly focuses on climate change, identity, and intergroup relations. My dissertation project examines how climate change affects group-based perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors, and how to foster social cohesion in the context of climate-induced intergroup conflict. In other work, I study the intersection of climate change and migration, post-conflict rehabilitation and reintegration, and gender. Across my research, I use spatial data, surveys, experiments, and in-depth interviews during fieldwork. Regionally, most of my work is focused on Sub-Saharan Africa, primarily Nigeria. My research has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

You can contact me at jiyoungkim12 [at] ucla [dot] edu.