About Dr. Ji
Before obtaining her PhD in 2016, Dr. Ji was a labor activist in her native country, South Korea, building a night school for poor workers.
In the U.S., she was a labor organizer with SEIU, organizing janitors. She was also the founder and the executive director at Denver’s first immigrant day laborer organization, a worker center, El Centro Humanitario para los Trabajadores (Humanitarian Center for Workers), organizing day laborers and creating a worker cooperative with immigrants.
Dr. Ji also has taught Immigration Politics, Globalization and Governance, and Comparative Politics at the Political Science Department at the University of Colorado Denver since 2016.
Dr. Minsun Ji - Program Director
Office #3213 - 3rd Floor Student Commons Building
A Note from Dr. Ji
My name is Minsun Ji, and I would like to introduce myself to you all. I am the new director of the New Directions Program, at the Political Science Department at CU Denver. I have a PhD in International Studies from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. My special interests lie in:
I am very excited to work with you all to further your career and education. I believe that this New Directions Program was launched with a noble mission to provide students with educational knowledge as well as practical skills in enhancing their career as civic leaders and community organizers.
As much as I have taken a long journey to complete my PhD after long experiences of working in the community, I have a strong respect for those who seek continuing education regardless of their external and internal challenges and seek to become an agent for social change and community development.
My role as the director is to assist current and prospective students with the best educational environment to learn and grow their perspectives on civic leadership, social change and community development. I will do my best to assist you in completing your education, providing mentorship and supporting your career after graduation.
Please, feel free to set up a meeting with me to introduce yourself and to discuss your MA projects.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to working with you all.
Director, New Directions Program