Hesu Yoon

Hesu Yoon is a PhD student in Sociology and a member of Changing Cities Research Lab (CCRL). Broadly, I study evaluative judgments in the context of neighborhoods and community, with a focus on the role of race, local institutions, visual environment, and technology. I am also interested in social psychological mechanisms – categorizing and stereotyping – that help explain evaluative judgments of space and have implications on macro-level urban processes like gentrification, integration, and segregation. I enjoy learning and using innovative data and methods to answer my research questions. I hold a B.A. in History and Political Science from Yonsei University and a M.A. in Sociology from Seoul National University, South Korea.