SSRC 2017 Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop Scheduled for August


SSRC dissertation workshop
The 2017 Social Sci­ence Research Coun­cil (SSRC) Kore­an Stud­ies Dis­ser­ta­tion Work­shop will take place August 11 – 15 at the Hilton Westch­ester in Rye Brook, New York. The work­shop is intend­ed to cre­ate a net­work of advanced grad­u­ate stu­dents and fac­ul­ty by pro­vid­ing an oppor­tu­ni­ty for exchange of crit­i­cal feed­back on dis­ser­ta­tions in progress. Twelve stu­dents will be select­ed to work with three fac­ul­ty mem­bers dur­ing the program.

The work­shop invites appli­ca­tions from stu­dents in all fields in the social sci­ences and human­i­ties who have not yet begun field­work, who are cur­rent­ly in the field, or who are in the process of writ­ing their dissertations. 

Full-time advanced grad­u­ate stu­dents, regard­less of cit­i­zen­ship, are eli­gi­ble to par­tic­i­pate in the work­shop. Appli­cants must have ABD (all but dis­ser­ta­tion) sta­tus and an approved dis­ser­ta­tion prospec­tus at the time of appli­ca­tion, but can­not have com­plet­ed writ­ing for final sub­mis­sion. Spe­cial con­sid­er­a­tion will be giv­en to stu­dents from uni­ver­si­ties that are not major Kore­an stud­ies insti­tu­tions. The dead­line for appli­ca­tions is June 15, 2017.

This year’s fac­ul­ty men­tors are Suzy Kim of Rut­gers Uni­ver­si­ty; Robert Oppen­heim of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas, Austin; and Youngju Ryu of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan, Ann Arbor.

To the extent its bud­get allows, SSRC will cov­er all trav­el to the work­shop and will ful­ly cov­er par­tic­i­pants’ lodg­ing and meals for the dura­tion of the work­shop. The Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies is pro­vid­ing fund­ing for the program.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the work­shop, see http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/view/ksdw/ or con­tact the Social Sci­ence Research Coun­cil at 300 Cad­man Plaza West, 15th Floor, Brook­lyn, N.Y. 11201.

For the appli­ca­tion form and relat­ed instruc­tions, see https://s3.amazonaws.com/ssrc-cdn2/2017-ksdw-application-5900e9221d5c4.pdf.

SSRC Korean Studies Junior Faculty Workshop

image: SSRC logoThe Social Sci­ence Research Coun­cil invites appli­ca­tions for par­tic­i­pa­tion in its Kore­an Stud­ies Junior Fac­ul­ty Work­shop July 4 through July 7, 2013, at the Asilo­mar Con­fer­ence Cen­ter in Pacif­ic Grove, California.

Six recent Ph.D. recip­i­ents who are con­duct­ing research on Korea will be select­ed to attend the work­shop and col­lab­o­rate with two senior fac­ul­ty mem­bers and a devel­op­men­tal edi­tor on the con­cep­tu­al­iza­tion and plan­ning of a dis­ser­ta­tion-based schol­ar­ly mono­graph. Fund­ing for the work­shop is pro­vid­ed by the Korea Foundation.

This year’s men­tor fac­ul­ty are Nan­cy Abel­mann of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Illi­nois at Urbana-Cham­paign and Nicole Con­sta­ble of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Pitts­burgh. They will be joined by Reed Mal­colm of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia Press and devel­op­men­tal edi­tor Maria Gillombardo.

To be eli­gi­ble, appli­cants must have had a Ph.D. in hand by Decem­ber 31, 2012, with a crit­i­cal mass of their first book man­u­script com­plete (such as the intro­duc­tion and two sub­stan­tive chap­ters). Appli­cants in tenure-stream posi­tions are par­tic­u­lar­ly encour­aged to apply.

Those select­ed to par­tic­i­pate will receive accom­mo­da­tions for three nights and trav­el costs. The dead­line for appli­ca­tions is Tues­day, April 30, 2013.

For addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion and detailed instruc­tions regard­ing the appli­ca­tion pro­ce­dure, see www.ssrc.org/fellowships/ksfacultyworkshop/.

Inquiries can be direct­ed to the Social Sci­ence Research Coun­cil at korea@ssrc.org; tele­phone (718) 517‑3640; fax (212) 377‑2727.

Fifth Annual SSRC Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop

The Social Sci­ence Research Coun­cil (SSRC) and the Korea Foun­da­tion have announced the fifth annu­al Kore­an Stud­ies Dis­ser­ta­tion Work­shop, to be held July 18 – 22, 2012, at the Asilo­mar Con­fer­ence Cen­ter in Pacif­ic Grove, California. 

The four-day work­shop pro­vides an infor­mal set­ting for par­tic­i­pants to give and receive crit­i­cal feed­back on dis­ser­ta­tions in progress and enables par­tic­i­pants to become part of a sus­tained net­work of advanced grad­u­ate stu­dents and fac­ul­ty engaged in research on Korea. Indi­vid­ual stu­dents 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. This year’s men­tor fac­ul­ty are Suk-young Kim (Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, San­ta Bar­bara), Kather­ine Moon (Welles­ley Col­lege), Robert Oppen­heim (Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas at Austin), and Jun Yoo (Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawaii at Manoa).

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SSRC Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop Application Deadline Near

Only a short time remains for sub­mis­sion of appli­ca­tions for the 2011 Social Sci­ence Research Coun­cil Kore­an Stud­ies Dis­ser­ta­tion Work­shop. The work­shop is sched­uled for July 6 – 10, 2011, at Pacif­ic Grove, Cal­i­for­nia. The appli­ca­tion dead­line is April 27, 2011.

The four-day SSRC Kore­an Stud­ies Dis­ser­ta­tion Work­shop pro­vides an infor­mal set­ting for par­tic­i­pants to give and receive crit­i­cal feed­back on dis­ser­ta­tions in progress. Indi­vid­ual stu­dents 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.

This year’s men­tor fac­ul­ty include Nan­cy Abel­mann (Uni­ver­si­ty of Illi­nois at Urbana-Cham­paign), Suk-young Kim (Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, San­ta Bar­bara), and Jun Yoo (Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawaii at Manoa). An addi­tion­al men­tor will be drawn from the soci­ol­o­gy or polit­i­cal sci­ence fields.

Only full-time advanced grad­u­ate stu­dents, regard­less of cit­i­zen­ship, who are enrolled at U.S. or Cana­di­an insti­tu­tions are eli­gi­ble. 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.

For the appli­ca­tion and more infor­ma­tion, see http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/ksdw.

Fund­ing for the work­shop is pro­vid­ed by the Korea Foundation.

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).

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