protest cultures

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

[CFP] Power and Dissent, Seoul National University

Excellent CFP for an upcoming Kyujanggak symposium in August 2016 at SNU. “The practice of dissent — the public objection to decisions or actions by those in power — has long held a significant place in Korean political and social life.” This workshop seeks to examine “the phenomenon of individual or collective opposition to authority” and its “notable historical precedents as well as contemporary manifestations that reflect changing relations of power within Korean society over time.… more