Core Faculty

Ria Chae    riachae@iu.edu

Post-doctoral Fellow with the Institute for Korean Studies 

Research Interests: inter-Korean relations and nation-building on the Korean Peninsula, diplomatic histories of North and South Korea, and international relations and Cold War in East Asia. 

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John Finch     finchjd@indiana.edu

Lecturer in East Asian Languages and Cultures and Associate Director of the Institute for Korean Studies

Research Interests: family, migration and education; gender, culture and cinema; globalization and inequality; and household and community ethnography.

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Susan Hwang     shwang1@indiana.edu

Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures

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Jiyoung Kim     jk248@indiana.edu 

Instructor of Korean Language

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Seung-kyung Kim     sk84@indiana.edu

Director of the Institute for Korean Studies and Korea Foundation Professor

Research Interests: the participation of women in social movements as workers and in relation to the state; the processes of transnational migration in the context of globalization and the experiences of families in that process, especially with regard to education; and feminist theories of social change.

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Hyo Sang Lee     hyoslee@indiana.edu

Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Korean Language Program Coordinator 

Research Interests: Korean language and linguistics; comparative study of East Asian languages; discourse-pragmatic and cognitive approaches to grammar.

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Ambassador Mark Minton     mcminton@indiana.edu

Professor of Practice

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Michael Robinson

Professor Emeritus of Korean History                                                                                                

Research Interests:  intellectual and cultural history of modern Korea with an emphasis on Korea’s colonial period; Korean nationalist ideology formation; journalism history; and colonial popular culture.

 


 

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Staff

Keith Seidel          kjseidel@indiana.edu

Assistant Director of the Institute for Korean Studies


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