Celeste L. Arrington

2017-2018 LAPA Fellow

Home Institution, George Washington University

LAPA Fellow, 2017-2018

LAPA Fellow

Celeste L. Arrington specializes in comparative politics, with a regional focus on the Koreas and Japan. Her research and teaching focus on law and social movements, the politics of redress, the media, litigation as a form of political participation, the legal profession in East Asia, policy-making processes, historical justice and transnational activism, North Korean human rights, and qualitative methods.  She is the author of Accidental Activists: Victims and Government Accountability in South Korea and Japan (Cornell University Press, 2016). She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, a Masters in Philosophy from Cambridge, and an A.B. from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.  At LAPA, she will work on a book analyzing lawyers' roles in the growing prominence of litigation, the courts, and rights language in Japanese and Korean politics.