MA Graduate – Class of 2016

Eunseon (Kristine) HurI was born in South Korea, but immigrated to Vancouver, Canada, having lived there for 15 years. I was heavily involved with student engagement work during my undergrad, and taught English in both Korea and Canada. I also held a number of internships in the private sector, most recently at IBM Korea.

Research Interests

My research interests are interdisciplinary in nature and include migration, civic engagement, and technology (in terms of its capacity to connect and empower marginalized groups while also fostering a sense of community – both micro and macro, and between members who hold ranging degrees of power). Not unrelated is the conversation of healthcare, which I am also interested in exploring.

Through the MA in Global Thought, I hope to gain a deeper understanding of my research interests and enhance my research and analytic capabilities. Upon graduation, I intend to pursue a career in research.

MA Thesis

“Governing Our Digital Future: Deconstructing the Constraints of Seoul’s Pursuit for ‘Open Governance’ within its Smart Cities Paradigm”


  • BA, Communication, Publishing & Dialogue, Simon Fraser University, Sep. 2009-May 2014