Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop Scheduled for July

The Social Sci­ence Research Coun­cil and the Korea Foun­da­tion have announced the sixth annu­al Kore­an Stud­ies Dis­ser­ta­tion Work­shop. The work­shop pro­vides an infor­mal set­ting for par­tic­i­pants to give and receive crit­i­cal feed­back on dis­ser­ta­tions in progress with the addi­tion­al aim of cre­at­ing a net­work of advanced grad­u­ate stu­dents and fac­ul­ty engaged in research on Korea.

Image: AsilomarThis year’s work­shop will take place July 1–5, 2013, at the Asilo­mar Con­fer­ence Cen­ter in Pacif­ic Grove, Cal­i­for­nia. The work­shop for­mat pro­vides for indi­vid­ual stu­dents to lead dis­cus­sions of their projects with men­tor fac­ul­ty and peers from var­i­ous dis­ci­plines in order to receive cre­ative and crit­i­cal input on improv­ing their field­work plans or writ­ing strate­gies.

This year’s men­tor fac­ul­ty includes Jen­nifer Jihye Chun of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, Robert Oppen­heim of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas at Austin, Serk-Bae Suh of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia at Irvine, and Jun Yoo of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawaii at Mānoa.

Only full-time advanced grad­u­ate stu­dents, regard­less of cit­i­zen­ship, who are enrolled at U.S. or Cana­di­an insti­tu­tions are eli­gi­ble to apply. 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 from uni­ver­si­ties that are not major Kore­an stud­ies insti­tu­tions. Twelve stu­dents will be select­ed to par­tic­i­pate.

The appli­ca­tion dead­line is May 1, 2013.

For the appli­ca­tion form and addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion, see http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/ksdw/.
E-mail queries about the work­shop should be direct­ed to the SSRC at korea@ssrc.org.