Having read philosophy and history at Korea University, Seung Woo was awarded a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge in 2018. His dissertation, The Euromarket and the making of the transnational network of finance, 1957-1979, examines the politically and culturally contested nature of the offshore market for US dollars and offers an account on the way in which national sovereignty was appropriated in the re-emergence of global finance in the late 20th century. In 2019, he joined the Graduate Institute Geneva as a research fellow for the SNSF-funded project 'Business with the devil? Assessing the financial dimension of authoritarian regimes in Latin America, 1973-85'. He is also affiliated with the Young Scholars Initiative of the Institute of New Economic Thinking, as a coordinator for East Asia Working Group and an organiser for Economic History Working Group. His current research includes the engagement of the Global South and left-wing intellectuals in the Bretton Woods of the international monetary system and global finance, the contested nature of central banking in the late 20th century, and the political culture of cryptocurrencies.