Korean Studies

[Job] Assistant Professor in Inter-Asian and Transpacific Studies, UCSD

The Department of Literature at the University of California, San Diego seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor in Inter-Asia and Transpacific Studies. The candidate must have a PhD degree in literature, film, cultural studies, or related field by the time of the appointment. UCSD seeks a colleague whose innovative research examines two or more Asian/Pacific/American countries/territories in the modern and/or contemporary period. Preference will be given to a candidate who uses two or more languages (in addition to English) in her/his research. Another preference is a comparatist with proven interdisciplinary, crossmedia research skills.… more

[CFP] 5th Intl. Research Symposium on Korean Adoption Studies

The International Korean Adoptee Associations (IKAA) will convene the Fifth International Symposium on Korean Adoption Studies as part of the IKAA Gathering 2019. The field of Korean adoption studies is specifically concerned with international adoption from Korea including the experiences of overseas adopted Koreans, birth families, adoptive families, and the families of adoptees. Scholars working at the intersections of Asian and Korean studies, postcolonial and cultural studies, and social and behavioral sciences are engaging with issues of race and ethnicity, migration and diaspora, gender and family, and globalization and transnationalism.… more

Religion, Protest and Social Upheaval Conference at the College of the Holy Cross

Dr. Tatsiong Benny Liew and the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture at the College of the Holy Cross has convened a great conference on “Religion, Protest and Social Upheaval” this week (November 15-17, 2017). I’ll be presenting a paper titled “Between Dissent and Heresy: Queer Politics in Korea,” discussing events that have led up to the preposterous recent charge by a major Korean Presbyterian denomination that affirming queer sexualities and nonconforming gender identities constitute heresy.… more

The Future is Now: Mapping Social Change in Contemporary South Korea Conference

I’ll be at the University of Michigan for their annual Perspectives on Contemporary Korea Conference this week (Nov 17-18, 2017). Joining me on the panel will be Jennifer Chun (Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Toronto) and Myoungjoon Kim (Director, MediACT in Seoul) to discuss the uneven spaces of citizenship.… more

[Job] Assistant Professor of Korean Studies, UW-Madison

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. 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