Catherine Killough

Roger L. Hale Fellow
Washington, DC

Catherine Killough is the Roger L. Hale Fellow at Ploughshares Fund, where she focuses on North Korea’s nuclear and missile development. Previously, she studied inter-Korean relations, the US alliance system in East Asia, and the transnational politics of Asia. She is also interested in analyzing the legacies of colonialism and race on nuclear power, and deconstructing the mainstream discourse on nuclear weapons.

Prior to joining Ploughshares Fund, Catherine gained experience in foreign and domestic policy making as an intern in the State Department’s Office of Korean Affairs and as a fellow in the Office of Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. She also served as a research intern for the National Committee on North Korea (NCNK). 

Catherine recently graduated with an MA in Asian Studies from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She received a BA in English Literature from the University of Arizona.