Two fantastic opportunities coming up for Korean studies scholars: one forÂ dissertation writers, and one for junior faculty. I participated in the 2008 workshop when it was first offered, and benefited tremendously from the experience. If anyone has questions about it, I’d be happy to answer — do drop me a line.
Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop
An opportunity to give and receive critical feedback on dissertations in progress
July 1 – July 5, 2013
Open for applications, next deadline is May 1stÂ 2013.
The SSRC Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop seeks to create a sustained networkÂ of advanced graduate students and faculty by providing the opportunity to give andÂ receive critical feedback on dissertations in progress. The workshop is open toÂ participants from all fields in the social sciences and humanities and from institutionsÂ throughout the US and Canada. Individual students lead discussions of their projectsÂ with mentor faculty and student peers from various disciplines to receive creative andÂ critical input on improving their fieldwork plans or writing strategies. Based onÂ narrative project descriptions submitted as part of the application packet, participantsÂ will prepare a synthetic essay incorporating all projects, from which broaderÂ methodological and thematic discussions will be developed and incorporated into theÂ four-day agenda.
The 2013 workshop will take place Monday, July 1 through Friday, July 5 at theÂ Asilomar Conference Center in Monterey, California, and will involve twelve studentsÂ and four faculty.
This year’s mentor faculty include Jennifer Jihye Chun (University of Toronto), RobertÂ Oppenheim (University of Texas at Austin),Â Serk-Bae SuhÂ (University of CaliforniaÂ at Irvine) andJun Yoo (University of Hawaii at Manoa).
The workshop welcomes applications from students who have not yet begunÂ fieldwork, who are currently in the field, and those who are in the process of writingÂ their dissertations. In most cases, the SSRC will fully cover participants’ travel,Â lodging and meals for the duration of the workshop. Limited funds are available forÂ participants traveling from outside the United States. Funding for the program isÂ provided by the Korea Foundation.
Korean Studies Workshop forÂ Junior Faculty
An opportunity to give and receive critical feedback on books in progress
July 4 – July 7, 2013
Open for applications, next deadline is April 30thÂ 2013.
The Social Science Research Council is pleased to announce the Korean Studies JuniorÂ Faculty Workshop. Six recent PhDs conducting research on Korea will be selected onÂ the basis of the potential contribution of their proposed book. Fellows will attend aÂ two-day workshop and collaborate with two senior faculty and a developmental editorÂ on the conceptualization and planning of a dissertation-based scholarly monograph.Â Funding for the workshop is provided by the Korea Foundation.
This year’s mentor faculty areÂ Nancy AbelmannÂ (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagn) andNicole ConstableÂ (University of Pittsburgh). They will be joined by Reed Malcolm (UC Press) and developmental editor Maria Gillombardo.