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SBS Korean Studies Postdoctoral Fellow in the Social Sciences at the Korea Institute, Fall 2022, Dr. Bridget Martin

August 3, 2022
Bridget Martin

Bridget Martin is an urban geographer and political geographer researching the US-Korea alliance through the lenses of land, territory, terrain, and sovereignty. Her research traces the logics, techniques, laws, and ambiguities that made widespread American militarized land dispossessions possible during the US military occupation of southern Korea and during the Korean War, and it critically examines the more recent process of US military land returns in the context of Korea’s highly commodified real estate environment...

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Global Korean Diasporas Postdoctoral Fellow at the Korea Institute for AY2022-23, Dr. Bo kyung Blenda Im

August 3, 2022
Bo kyung Blenda Im

Dr. Bo kyung Blenda Im is an ethnomusicologist who specializes in popular culture and Christianity in Korea and the Korean diaspora. During her second year in AY22-23, as the Global Korean Diasporas Postdoctoral Fellow, Blenda will continue to work on her book project, Transpacific Modernity and the Forgotten Constant: Race, Music, and Faith in Seoul. This ethnographic account of Black gospel and contemporary worship music in Korea reconceives transpacific musical modernity through a restorative chronopolitical framework. Blenda will also...

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