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 yearâ€™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 http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/ksdw/ or contact:
- Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop
Social Science Research Council
One Pierrepont Plaza, 15th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201