Sanghoon Kim-Leffingwell is a Senior Lecturer and Assistant Director of the Data Analytics and Policy Program at Johns Hopkins University. His primary research examines how democratic frustration and authoritarian nostalgia have met with a rise in support for authoritarian alternatives in many new democracies. His regional focus is on Asian democracies, including South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, and the Philippines. His research has appeared in multiple outlets including Party Politics, International Studies Quarterly, International Journal of Press/Politics and Social Science Quarterly. His research has received support from various sources, including a Faculty Grant Award from the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University, a Taiwan Fellowship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan, a Doctoral Fellowship from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, and multiple institutions at the University of Illinois.