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2020 Korean Studies Manuscript Workshop for Junior Faculty

Hosted virtually by the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan Nam Center for Korean Studies held its annual manuscript workshop in August 2020, to offer two pre-tenure scholars in Korean Studies, preparing a book-length manuscript or other similarly substantial academic publication, with an opportunity to further develop their manuscripts for publication by offering participants the opportunity to receive constructive critical feedback on their manuscripts by senior faculty mentors.

Two junior faculty were chosen for the workshop:

Sunyoung Yang

Assistant Professor, East Asian Studies
The University of Arizona

For her book project: “Loser" Aesthetics: Online User Communities and Cultural Politics in South Korea

Faculty Mentors

Kyeong Hee Choi
Associate Professor in Modern Korean Literature, East Asian Languages and Civilizations
University of Chicago

Theodore Hughes 
Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Humanities,  East Asian Languages and Cultures
Director, Center for Korean Research
Columbia University

Hieyoon Kim

Assistant Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures
University of Wisconsin-Madison

For her book project: On Dissent: Cinema and Politics in Cold War South Korea

Faculty Mentors

Youngju Ryu
Associate Professor of Korean Literature, Asian Languages and Cultures
University of Michigan

Suk-Young, Kim
Professor, Theater and Performance Studies
University of California, Los Angeles

This workshop is made possible with the generous support of the Academy of Korean Studies.