Young Rae Choi

Membership:  2019

Member Bio

Young Rae Choi is an assistant professor of geography in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies at Florida International University. Her research interrogates the complexity and interwovenness of development and conservation in marine and coastal governance of East Asia. She was previously a research scientist at the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, where she worked on marine policy and strategic planning of ocean science research. She also led the Korean side of the Worldwide Fund for Nature's Yellow Sea Ecoregion Support Project as national conservation coordinator. Her work has appeared in Political Geography, Dialogues in Human Geography, Ocean & Coastal Management, and Marine Pollution Bulletin


  • "Profitable tidal flats, governable fishing communities: Assembling tidal flat fisheries in post-crisis South Korea." Political Geography 72 (2019): 20-30.
  • "China's coasts, a contested sustainability frontier." In Frontier Assemblages: The Emergent Politics of Resource Frontiers in Asia, edited byJ. Cons and M. Eilenberg. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons, 2019. Wiley Online Library.
  • Y. C. Jang, R. R. M. K. P. Ranatunga, J. Y. Mok, K. S. Kim, S. Y. Hong, and A. J. M. Gunasekara. "Composition and abundance of marine debris stranded on the beaches of Sri Lanka: Results from the first island-wide survey." Marine Pollution Bulletin 128 (March 2018): 126-131.
  • "The Blue Economy as governmentality and the making of new spatial rationalities." Dialogues in Human Geography 7, no. 1 (2017): 37-41.
  • "Modernization, Development and Underdevelopment: Reclamation of Korean tidal flats, 1950s-2000s." Ocean & Coastal Management 102 (2014): 426-436.