Office: 4122 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 4007 Mosse Humanities
Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:30 - 3:30 or by appointment
Education: PhD: Columbia University; MA: University of California, Los Angeles; BA: Pomona College
I’m a historian of twentieth-century Korean culture, society, and ideas with a specific focus on the post-1945 era. My research and teaching interests include narratives, nationalism, cultural practices, historical memory, and historical methodology. I'm currently at work on a study that explores the consolidation of South Korea’s “Miracle on the Han” narrative in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
- “Paek Namun," in Christopher P. Hansom, Walter K. Lew, and Youngju Ryu, eds., Imperatives
of Culture: Selected Essays on Korean History, Literature, and Society from the
Japanese Colonial Era (University of Hawai’i Press, 2013), 104-131.
- "Moral Imperatives: South Korean Studenthood and April 19th,” The Journal of Asian Studies 71:2 (May 2012): 399-422.
- "The April 19th Generation and the Start of Postcolonial History in South Korea," The Review of Korean Studies 12:3 (September 2009): 71-99
- Junior Fellow, Academy of Korean Studies, 2011
- Korea Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow, Asian Institute, University of Toronto, 2008-2009
- Post-doctoral Associate, Council on East Asian Studies, Yale University, 2007-2008
- Fulbright-Hays DDRA Grant, 2004-2005
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