There are several faculty positions in Korean Studies and Asian American Studies — Stony Brook, Boston University, Emory, UW Seattle, Harvard, and Leiden (Netherlands).… more
This was one of the quickest writings I’ve done, conceived and drafted almost entirely on one night in 2015. It’s a short, creative piece, packed with dates and other kinds of digits that have become a key part of my research on protest cultures. I wanted to tie these numerical digits to the idea of “digital lives,” making sense of protests that persist over time and hang precariously on the verge of death.
The Institute of Korean Studies at Freie Universität Berlin has launched its Summer Special Lecture Series 2020 — “The Korean… more
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.
The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania announces two Postdoctoral Fellowships in Korean Studies… more
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
“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