Back in September 2021, I had the pleasure of speaking with Jorlen Garcia, a student journalist at Claremont McKenna College. We talked about wide-ranging topics such as K-pop (of course), spy cams, and overall climates of patriarchy and gender inequality in South Korea. She did an amazing job editing the interview, which is published online at Asia Experts Forum.… more
Three informative and insightful articles that I found helpful in understanding what’s happening in Thailand.
I’m giving a talk in LA on Wednesday, October 23 about protest cultures in Korea and the Korean diaspora, co-presented with Jennifer Chun on research we’ve been doing for a while. We plan to do a little more than a typical academic talk with multiple projectors and audiovisual materials. An event organized by GYOPO. Please do RSVP.
FiveÂ studentsÂ at Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary (PUTS) who dressed in rainbow colors and quietly held up a rainbow flag have been disciplined for their action against homophobia.… more
This is an urgent request from dear friends at Rainbow Yesu, a group of courageous Christians and allies in Korea working to end homophobia. They are under heightened attack for advancing social justice and embracing LGBTQ folks in their church communities and beyond.… more
I did a radio interview last week for a station in Southern California. As always with these things, there is a lot I didn’t get to say but I am glad I got to intervene and resist interpreting the phenomenon as somehow a “cultural” thing.… more
Here are two informative news video clips on the feminist protests against spycam porn — and so much more.… more
I had the privilege and pleasure ofÂ participating in the Toronto-based filmmaker and friend Richard Fung‘s latest film,Â Re:Orientations,Â currently on the film… more
I’m both very honoured and a little embarrassed to see this article published in Munhwa/Gwahak, a well-regarded cultural politics journal… more
Gayatri Spivak sends solidarity letter in support of SsangYong workers on an “aerial strike” 70 meters up a factory chimney in Korea.… more