- Ph.D., Sociology and Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame
- M.A., Sociology, University of Notre Dame
- M.A., International Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Notre Dame
- B.A., Political Science and French (Honors), Calvin College
- 2017-Present, Assistant Professor of Sociology & Criminal and Restorative Justice, Malone University
- 2016, Instructor, University of Notre Dame
- 2012, Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Notre Dame
- 2009-2010, Teacher and TOEFL Supervisor, Poly Returnee Education Institution
- 2007, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Notre Dame
Recent Scholarly Work
- Leguro, Myla and Hyunjin Deborah Kwak. 2016. “Unlikely Partners for Conflict Transformation: Engaging the Military as Stakeholders for Peace in Mindanao.” In Civil Society, Peace, and Power. Eds. Davis Cortright, Melanie Greenburg, and Laurel Stone. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
- Kwak, Hyunjin Deborah and San Rais. 2016. “Lighting a Candle: Jamila Afghani, Afghanistan.” Pp. 238-281 in Peacemakers in Action, Volume II: Profiles of Religion in Conflict. Ed. Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Summers-Effler, Erika and Hyunjin Deborah Kwak. 2015. “Weber’s Missing Mystics: Inner-Worldly Mystical Practices and the Micro Potential for Social Change.” Theory and Society 44(3): 251-282.
- Summers-Effler, Erika and Hyunjin Deborak Kwak, “Where are the Missing Mystics of the Revolution?” Open Democracy, Transformation. Ed. Michael Edwards. Posted 2015
- Chun, Sung-Chang, Sun, Wei, and Hyunjin Deborah Kwak. June 2013. “Income, Poverty and Financial Fragility of Elderly Latinos.” International Journal of Business, Humanities, and Technology 3 (6): 19-25.
- Kwak, Hyunjin. “Important Skills for Humanitarian Professionals Working in a Contemporary Conflict Environment.” Beyond Intractability. Eds. Guy Burgess and Heidi Burgess. Conflict Research Consortium, University of Colorado, Boulder. Posted: March 2008
- Introduction to Sociology
- Social Problems
- Sociological Research Methods
- Sociology of Gender
- Sociology of Religion
- Crime and Deviance
- Prejudice, Discrimination, and Inequality
- Introduction to Corrections
- Criminal and Restorative Justice Seminar
- Cross-Cultural Experience