BiographyChristopher has a passion for the Korean peninsula that spans more than two decades. First attracted to the region by the defection of Hwang Jang-yop, a senior official in the North Korean government who left for South Korea in February 1997, he spent much of the decade from 2003 to the end of 2012 working in Seoul as a journalist specializing in North Korean history and current affairs. He returned to Europe to begin work as a researcher in 2013.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Christopher is an expert on North Korean politics and society, particularly state-society relations in the post-Cold War marketization era, and on South Korean politics.