Seonghoon Hong is a first year Ph.D. student in School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University. His broad research interests are in labor movements, union, and informal workers. In particular, he seeks to understand the barriers that prevent workers with weak power, such as part-time workers, from protecting their labor rights. He is also interested in how these workers can improve their level of solidarity. Prior to joining SMLR, he worked at Korea Labor Institute as research assistant.