PhD, Columbia University
Chanwoong Baek is an Assistant Professor in the International Relations/Political Science Department, with a courtesy appointment in the Anthropology and Sociology Department. He is also UNESCO Co-Chair in Comparative Education Policy and Director of NORRAG. His current research critically assesses the claims made about “evidence-based policymaking” from a comparative and international perspective. In particular, he examines the social dynamics of legitimacy and power on the local, national and global levels, employing both quantitative and qualitative methods.
- Baek, C. (2022). Internalising externalisation: Utilisation of international knowledge in education policymaking. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 43(1), 159-176.
- Baek, C. (2021). Understanding windows for global policy: an examination of the Free-Semester Program in Korea. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 51(3), 398 - 415.
- Steiner-Khamsi, G., Karseth, B., Baek, C. (2020). From science to politics: commissioned reports and their political translation into White Papers. Journal of Education Policy, 35(1), 119-144.
- Baek, C., Hörmann, B., Karseth, B., Pizmony-Levy, O., Sivesind, K., Steiner-Khamsi, G. (2018). Policy learning in Norwegian school reform: a social network analysis of the 2020 incremental reform, Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 4(1), 24-37.