Jin-Wook is an Associate Professor at Chung-Ang University, Seoul, South Korea. He was a visiting professor at Free University of Berlin and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in 2012. He has been both studying and doing social movements and civic engagements. Currently, he is serving as a standing executive member of People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy, which is one of the largest NGOs in the East Asian region, and is advising the Korea Democracy Foundation and the Korea Office of Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation. He is the author of Modernisierung und Zivilgesellschaft in Südkorea (in German, 2005) and Citizen (in Korean, 2008), and has published articles on social movements, civil society, political discourse, and social inequality in Korean, English, German, and Japanese.