Dr. Tatsiong Benny Liew and the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture at the College of the Holy Cross has convened a great conference on “Religion, Protest and Social Upheaval” this week (November 15-17, 2017). I’ll be presenting a paper titled “Between Dissent and Heresy: Queer Politics in Korea,” discussing events that have led up to the preposterous recent charge by a major Korean Presbyterian denomination that affirming queer sexualities and nonconforming gender identities constitute heresy.… more
I’ll be at the University of Michigan for their annual Perspectives on Contemporary Korea Conference this week (Nov 17-18, 2017). Joining me on the panel will be Jennifer Chun (Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Toronto) and Myoungjoon Kim (Director, MediACT in Seoul) to discuss the uneven spaces of citizenship.… more
The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks a scholar of the humanities or qualitative social sciences with expertise in Korea Studies. Preference will be given to applicants who can help extend their multidisciplinary conversation about culture in the transasian context, and who have the vision and skills to contribute to building new academic programs.… more
Workshop with funding available from the Center for Korean Research at Columbia University. By addressing topics such as the formation and use of archives, the role of archives in shaping knowledge culture, and the archival dilemmas scholars encounter, the workshop invites a vital conversation about how histories of the archive might reshape stories written from the archives in premodern Korea.… more
Vanderbilt University is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Korean Studies, with the field of specialization open to any discipline within the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Candidates who integrate their research and teaching of Korean Studies with multidisciplinary and interregional expertise are preferred. Proficiency in both English and Korean is required for teaching and research in the program.… more
The George Washington University has advertised an open rank, tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Korean Literature and Culture. Candidates must have a PhD in Korean literature or a closely-related field, native or near native fluency in Korean and English, and evidence of excellence in teaching Korean literature and culture at college level, as demonstrated by evaluations, and active research experience in the field of Korean literature and culture, as indicated by scholarly publications.… more
UNC Chapel Hill’s Department of Asian Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position in Korean studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. They welcome applicants with doctoral degree in hand or near completion in Korean studies, Korean language and literature, or related fields such as, but not limited to, anthropology, modern history, qualitative sociology, cultural studies, gender studies, visual studies, or performance studies. Native or near-native fluency in Korean and English and demonstrated potential for innovative scholarship are also required.
An interesting CFP from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. I suppose the question is “Does Hallyu matter?” and how. “Korean… more