Dr. Jang is a research fellow and the director of the Middle East and North Africa Center at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. She also serves as a policy advisor on Middle East issues to South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and has taught comparative and Middle Eastern politics at Seoul National University, Ewha Woman’s University, and the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. Dr. Jang is the author of numerous books and articles on the Middle East and has most recently published a Korean translation of Fawaz Gerges’ Journey of the Jihadist: Inside Muslim Militancy and is the co-editor of The Arab Spring: Will It Lead to Democratic Transitions? Dr. Jang received a B.A. and M.A. from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Texas at Austin.