Call for Applications: 2011 SSRC Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop

The Social Sci­ence Research Coun­cil (SSRC) and the Korea Foun­da­tion have announced the fourth annu­al Kore­an Stud­ies Dis­ser­ta­tion Work­shop, which will be held July 6–10, 2011, at the Asilo­mar Con­fer­ence Cen­ter in Pacif­ic Grove, Cal­i­for­nia.

With the goal of cre­at­ing a sus­tained net­work of advanced grad­u­ate stu­dents and fac­ul­ty engaged in research on Korea, this four-day work­shop pro­vides an infor­mal set­ting for par­tic­i­pants to give and receive crit­i­cal feed­back on dis­ser­ta­tions in progress.

Indi­vid­ual stu­dents will lead dis­cus­sions of their projects with men­tor fac­ul­ty and peers from var­i­ous dis­ci­plines to receive cre­ative and crit­i­cal input on improv­ing their field­work plans or writ­ing strate­gies. Last year’s men­tors were Nan­cy Abel­mann (Uni­ver­si­ty of Illi­nois at Urbana-Champaign), Sun Joo Kim (Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty), Seung­sook Moon (Vas­sar Col­lege), and Jun Yoo (Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawaii at Manoa).

Only full-time advanced grad­u­ate stu­dents, regard­less of cit­i­zen­ship, who are enrolled at U.S. or Cana­di­an insti­tu­tions are eli­gi­ble to par­tic­i­pate. Par­tic­i­pants may be in any social sci­ence or human­i­ties field. Appli­cants must have an approved dis­ser­ta­tion prospec­tus but can­not have com­plet­ed writ­ing for final sub­mis­sion. Spe­cial con­sid­er­a­tion will be giv­en to stu­dents at uni­ver­si­ties that are not major Kore­an stud­ies insti­tu­tions.

The appli­ca­tion dead­line is April 27, 2011. For appli­ca­tion forms and more infor­ma­tion, see or con­tact:

  • Kore­an Stud­ies Dis­ser­ta­tion Work­shop
    Social Sci­ence Research Coun­cil
    One Pier­re­pont Plaza, 15th Floor
    Brook­lyn, NY 11201
    Tel: 718–517-3640
    Fax: 212–377-2727