Jenna Gibson

PhD Candidate


Jenna Gibson is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago, specializing in International Relations. Her dissertation examines the production and dissemination of diplomatic rhetoric, and how the words that diplomats choose can send signals between states. In 2022-23, Gibson was awarded a Fulbright grant to South Korea to conduct fieldwork for her dissertation.

Gibson’s research interests include diplomatic rhetoric, public and cultural diplomacy, soft power, South Korean politics and social issues, and U.S.-Korea relations.