Bomi K. Lee

Bomi K. Lee

Ph.D candidate

University of Iowa


I am a Ph.D student of political science at the University of Iowa. I received my BA in political science and MA in international relations from Seoul National University. My research and teaching interests include international conflict and cooperation, international rivalries, and political methodology.


  • International Conflict and Cooperation
  • Interstate Rivalry
  • Network Analysis


  • PhD candidate in Political Science

    University of Iowa

  • MA in Political Science, 2019

    University of Iowa

  • MA in International Relations, 2013

    Seoul National University

  • BA in Political Science, 2011

    Seoul National University



Graduate Student Instructor

University of Iowa

Jan 2020 – May 2020
Taught Analyzing Political Data.

Statistical Consultant

The Iowa Social Science Research Center, University of Iowa

Aug 2019 – Present

Taught workshops:

  • Introduction and Data Management Using R
  • Network Visualization Using R
  • Network Analysis Using R


Network Analysis using R

This workshop covers a comprehensive introduction to analyzing network data. Participants will be introduced to techniques of network analysis such as calculating network statistics (e.g. centralities, dyad and triad census) and exponential random graph models (ERGMs).

Network Visualization using R

This workshop provides a series of examples from raw data to graph visualization in the igraph and Statnet frameworks.

Data Management using R

This workshop covers a basic introduction to the R programming language. Introduce the RStudio interface, syntax, script files, basic functions, and how to manage single and multiple datasets.



Climate Bones of Contention

Do precipitation and temperature deviation and volatility affect interstate conflict?

Triangles in Networks

In this project, I examine whether and how various triangular relationships affect interstate relationships particularly rivalry duration. Network analysis is employed to capture the various triangles.


Climate Bones of Contention: How Climate Change Influences Territorial, Maritime, and River Interstate Conflicts

Many scholars examine the relationship between climate variability and intrastate conflict onset. While empirical findings in this …

Recent & Upcoming Presentations

Recent Posts

Making Network Animations Using NDTV package

The following commands are for making a network animation using statnet and ndtv in R. Step 1: Load packages I’ll use statnet, ndtv, and rio packages to make a network gif.