Author: judy

[Job] Premodern Korean studies, UCLA

The Department of Asian Languages & Cultures at UCLA invites applications for a position in premodern Korean studies, at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor. Priority will be given to candidates who have research expertise in history or literature of the premodern period and who have a broad knowledge of premodern primary sources and archival materials.… more

[CFP] Asian Studies Summer Institute “Infrastructure” – Penn State University

Very interesting CFP for a workshop at Penn State University on the theme of infrastructure. “… we will explore the relationships between real and conceptual infrastructures, concrete materials and codes of practice, and means and motivations, both in particular parts of Asia and as Asian people, goods, and ideas circulate globally. … Key questions will include how infrastructure studies might renew classic approaches to Asian societies and their national or global histories, provide new insights into Asian and Asian diasporic literatures or arts, or help focus attention on current ecological and political concerns—for example, by mobilizing new concepts such as redundancy, resilience, and repair.”… more

[job] Open rank search in Race, Migration, and Indigeneity at Indiana University

Indiana University (IU) Bloomington is hiring open-rank tenure/tenure-track positions in Race, Migration, and Indigeneity (RMI) in a “pioneering multi-disciplinary unit that investigates the complex social dynamics of race, ethnicity, human movement, and power relationships. The primary geographical focus is the United States, but extends to transnational and diasporic scholarship as well.”… more

Religion, Protest and Social Upheaval Conference at the College of the Holy Cross

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

The Future is Now: Mapping Social Change in Contemporary South Korea Conference

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

[Job] Assistant Professor of Korean Studies, UW-Madison

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

[CFP] Archives, Archival Practice, and the Writing of History in Premodern Korea

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

[Job] Korean Studies at Vanderbilt University

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