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.
This 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.