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Department ofReligious Studies

I Sil Yoon

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I Sil Yoon

Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer

I Sil Yoon received her B.A. in Theology and English linguistics and literature from Yonsei University, South Korea, and her M.Div. at Duke University. She received her M.Th. at the University of Edinburgh in World Christianity, and completed her Ph.D. at the Graduate Theological Union in the department of Theology and Ethics. Her academic interests include Christian migration ethics and biomedical ethics for the human rights protections of the socially marginalized, and Christianity in East Asia. For her doctoral dissertation, I Sil engaged in a case study of the human trafficking of North Korean women living in China. Her dissertation offers a theologically grounded approach built on principles of restorative justice, seeking to aid victims in their healing, while also calling for increased local and global efforts to protect human rights and end human trafficking. I Sil published several research articles in journals, including the journals of International Migration, Studies in World Christianity, and HTS Teologiese Studies.