Leonid Petrov wrote his doctoral thesis “Socio-economic School and the Formation of North Korean Official Historiography” at the Australian National University in Canberra. Between 2003 and 2005, Dr Petrov conducted post-doctoral research at the Academy of Korean Studies in Seongnam and taught Korean History at the Intercultural Institute of California (San Francisco) and Keimyung University in Daegu. In 2006-2007, he was Chair of Korean Studies at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris in France. Between 2009 and 2012, he taught Korean History and Language at the University of Sydney. Currently, Dr Petrov teaches at the International College of Management, Sydney. Dr Petrov has published extensively on North and South Korea and blogs about both countries.