Jaeyoon Park

Political Science

Jaeyoon Park is a PhD candidate in Political Science with a Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory. His dissertation charts the transformation of scholarly and popular discourse on addiction in the United States over the past half-century. Working with texts ranging from scientific articles and diagnostic manuals to 12-step handbooks, it explores how addiction has been reimagined as a normal feature of human experience in our time. It reads this discursive shift as a reflection of broader tendencies in contemporary U.S. political culture, and as a window into the constitution of the late-modern subject.