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Yoolim Kim

Announcing the new Korea Foundation-Korea Institute Postdoctoral Fellow for 2021-22, Dr. Yoolim Kim

June 29, 2021

Yoolim Kim is a psycholinguist researching language processing, and in particular, the ways in which the language's written form affects the mental representation of the language. She specializes in Hangul and is interested in how the relationship between Hangul and Hanja influences the structure of the mental lexicon. She received her DPhil from the University of Oxford in 2019, which explored the effects of Hanja on semantic processing in Sino-Korean. Previously she was a postdoctoral researcher within the Minds and Traditions Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for the Science...

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Bridget Martin

Announcing the 2021-22 SBS Korean Studies Postdoctoral Fellow in the Social Sciences at the Korea Institute, Harvard, Dr. Bridget Martin

May 14, 2021

Bridget Martin is a geographer researching the evolution of the role of land in the US-South Korea security alliance from 1945 into the present moment. She has published research articles in journals such as Political Geography and International Journal of Urban and Regional Research and is currently working on her book manuscript, Land Power: Real Estate and the US Military in South Korea. She holds a PhD in Geography from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Arts in Politics from The New...

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Bo kyung Blenda Im

Announcing the 2021-22 Global Korean Diasporas Postdoctoral Fellow at the Korea Institute, Harvard, Dr. Bo kyung Blenda Im

May 3, 2021

The Korea Institute is pleased to announce the Global Korean Diasporas Postdoctoral Fellow for academic year 2021-22: Dr. Bo kyung Blenda Im.

Bo kyung Blenda Im is an ethnomusicologist who specializes in popular culture and religion in Korea and the Korean diaspora. She deploys a combination of ethnographic, historical, and music-analytical methods to unsettle Western colonial epistemologies – particularly neo-Orientalist constructions of “Asia” – that condition the terms of inclusion and exclusion in the modern world. Her...

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Announcing two new Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Korea Institute, Harvard University for AY21-22.

November 13, 2020

We are pleased to announce two new Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Korea Institute, Harvard University for AY21-22.

Global Korean Diasporas Postdoctoral Fellowship
With generous support from the Jeffrey D. and Jean K. Lee Fund, the Korea Institute at Harvard University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in the study of global Korean diasporas.
Applicants whose research focuses on Korean ethnicity, migration, race, and/or citizenship are especially encouraged to apply.... Read more about Announcing two new Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Korea Institute, Harvard University for AY21-22.

Announcing one of the new Korea Foundation-Korea Institute Postdoctoral Fellows for AY20-21, Dr. Jennifer Hough

Announcing one of the new Korea Foundation-Korea Institute Postdoctoral Fellows for AY20-21, Dr. Jennifer Hough

June 24, 2020

Announcing one of our new Korea Foundation-Korea Institute Postdoctoral Fellows for AY20-21, Dr. Jennifer Hough. Jennifer Hough is a social anthropologist specializing in the politics of inclusion and exclusion in divided societies, with a particular interest in questions of social inequality, identity, and belonging. She received her DPhil from the University of Oxford in 2017 with a thesis analyzing the specific challenges that young North Korean migrants face after arrival in South Korea. Based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork, her research addresses the question of why North...

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Announcing one of the new Korea Foundation-Korea Institute Postdoctoral Fellows for AY20-21, Dr. Tian Li

June 11, 2020

Announcing one of our new Korea Foundation-Korea Institute Postdoctoral Fellows for AY20-21, Dr. Tian Li. Tian Li specializes in Korean and Chinese film, media, and cultural studies. She received her Ph.D. in East Asian Studies from the University of California, Irvine. She was a lecturer of Asian Screen Cultures at Stanford University. Her writings on Sino-Korean screen media interactions have appeared in peer-reviewed journals, such as Telos, China Perspectives, and Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies. Her current book project Screen-capitalism: Transnational...

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Essay by 2019-20 Soon Young Kim Postdoctoral Fellow Douglas Gabriel Featured in Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA) Catalogue

September 16, 2019

Douglas Gabriel (Soon Young Kim Postdoctoral Fellow, AY 2019-20) recently published an essay in a catalogue for the GanaArt Collection, a body of South Korean realist art that was donated to the Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA) in 2001, select pieces from which are now displayed in a permanent gallery space at the museum. SeMA curator Ayoung Kim writes that Gabriel’s essay, entitled “Reality Check: The GanaArt Collection’s Timely Lessons on Minjung Art,” reflects on “how Minjung [or, “People’s”] art and realist aesthetics remain relevant to our political and social realities today rather than...

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Announcing the 2019-20 Soon Young Kim Postdoctoral Fellow in Korean Studies at the Korea Institute, Harvard, Dr. Douglas Gabriel

April 5, 2019

The Korea Institute is pleased to announce the Soon Young Kim Postdoctoral Fellow in Korean Studies for academic year 2019–20, Dr. Douglas Gabriel.

Douglas received his Ph.D. in Art History from Northwestern University in June 2019. His dissertation, Over the Mountain: Realism Towards Reunification in Cold War Korea, 1980–1994, examines connections between the visual art of the minjung democratization movement in South Korea and the work of state-sponsored artists in North Korea. During the late Cold War period, he demonstrates, artists on both sides of the peninsula...

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The Korea Institute at Harvard University is accepting applications for the Soon Young Kim Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Korean Studies for Academic Year 2019-2020

November 6, 2018

The Korea Institute at Harvard University is accepting applications for the Soon Young Kim
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Korean Studies for the 2019-20 academic year. This Fellowship 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.

The Fellowship Grant: The fellowship will cover up to a 12-month period between August 1, 2019 and July 31,...

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