This article in The Journal of Asian Studies discusses queer and transgender voices that took part in the South Korean Candlelight Protests of 2016–17 but became sidelined during the special election that followed. Drawing from theories of queer temporality and feminist critiques of homogenous time, I argue that idioms of postponement (najunge) and prematurity (sigisangjo) have significantly shaped liberal political discourses regarding the timing and timeliness of social change and minority politics in South Korea.… more
I contributed an article on queer politics for a Journal of Asian Studies special forum on the South Korean candlelight… more
The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania announces two Postdoctoral Fellowships in Korean Studies… more
The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Rutgers invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in Korean Studies to start in September 2019. Applications are invited from any of the key areas of Korean Studies, including literature, history, cultural studies, gender & sexuality studies, visual & popular culture, film and new media studies. Candidates with multi/interdisciplinary, interregional, and transnational expertise able to complement the research and teaching of departmental faculty will be especially valued.Â Native or near-native proficiency in Korean and English is required.… more
The Association for Asian Studies calls for proposals from early career scholars, early career practitioners, and advanced graduate students to participate in a workshop on Law, Society, and Justice,Â Friday May 17 through Sunday May 19, 2019Â in Ann Arbor, Michigan.… more
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 concernsâ€”for example, by mobilizing new concepts such as redundancy, resilience, and repair.”… more
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.Â 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
UNC Chapel Hill’s Department of Asian Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position in Korean studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. They welcomeÂ applicants with doctoral degree in hand or near completion in Korean studies, Korean language and literature, or related fields such as, but not limited to, anthropology, modern history, qualitative sociology, cultural studies, gender studies, visual studies, or performance studies. Native or near-native fluency in Korean and English and demonstrated potential for innovative scholarship are also required.