The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania announces two Postdoctoral Fellowships in Korean Studies… more
Panel discussion featuring Yongho Kim (Organizer, Korean Resource Center KRC) on homelessness and housing politics, Seo Yun Son (Organizer, Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance KIWA) on wage theft and labor organizing, and Kavior Moon (Art historian, GYOPO) on mural politics in Los Angeles Koreatown. Moderated by me.
“Don’t be a resistant learner. There’s nothing better than graduate students who are engaged, think for themselves, and speak up in class instead of silently taking notes like excellent sheep. And there’s nothing more irritating, at least for me, than those who are more interested in showing off how much they already know than in learning anything new.”
Here’s a short piece that just came out on SSRC’s The Immanent Frame: Secularism, religion, and the public sphere blog.… more
The Soon Young Kim Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Korean Studies is open to scholars from all fields of study in Korean Studies. However, preference may be given to scholars working on the history of Korean business, the history of Korean science and technology, the history of Korean military or the environmental history of Korea.… more
University of Hawai`i “seeks a candidate with expertise that is well situated at the intersection of sexuality, sexual violence, sexual harassment, and queer embodiment. […] Candidates whose interdisciplinary research agenda intersects with any of the following will be highly desirable: gender, justice, and law; queer theory; race and racialization; or disability studies. Candidates who demonstrate ability to contribute to the department’s and university’s strengths in: Hawai‘i and the Asia-Pacific region; migration and deportation; transnational feminism; gender, justice, and the law; and social justice; and have previous experience teaching courses on gender, violence, and sexuality; as well as developing and teaching online courses will be given preference.”… more
“Politically and theologically conservative Korean Protestantism — which constitutes the dominant mainstream and political leadership of Korean Christianity, and is especially prominent among immigrant Korean Americans in the United States — is inextricable from its Cold War collusion with religious and geopolitical-economic reaches of the American empire. This discussion of history — not as a bygone past but as an enduring present — gestures toward my contention that Korean evangelicals are producing Islamophobia as a geopolitical-religious and world orientation project. By aligning Korea with the “Free World” even as Korea reaches out to the developing world, world evangelical missions not only consolidate and reinforce existing affinities and alliances, but also engage in an ongoing calibration of distance and proximity in relation to the empire.”… more
The University of Washington is seeking a Korean historian “who will be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching both in JSIS and in History, offering large survey courses, including a survey of modern Korean history, as well as more advanced courses; conduct independent research; and contribute to the University’s distinguished and diverse programs in undergraduate and graduate studies. Candidates should be able to contribute to the mission of both JSIS and History, and can take a leadership role in Korean Studies at the University of Washington.”