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Hyaeweol Choi
The Australian National University
October 16, 2014


Kim Chul,Yonsei University
October 20, 2014


Samuel Perry, Brown University
October 23, 2014


Gari Ledyard, Columbia University

October 30, 2014


Greg Scarlatoiu
The North Korean Human Rights Conundrum
November 6, 2014


Journal of Korean Studies Workshop

"Intermedial Aesthetics: Korean Literature, Film, Art"

November 14, 2014


Korea/Japan Music Symposium

November 21, 2014









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Current Fellows and Scholars

Dima Mironenko

Korea Foundation Postdoc Fellow, August 2014 to June 2015

Harvard University

Faculty Sponsor: Theodore Hughes

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Dima Mironenko received his Ph.D. in Korean History from the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University in 2014. His dissertation, “A Jester with Chameleon Faces: Laughter and Comedy in North Korea, 1953-1969,” is a study of the DPRK’s cultural, social, and film histories during the formative post-Korean War decades. Building on Michel de Certeau’s concept of the everyday, his work examines the emergence of a laughing subject in the North Korean context and the state’s efforts to discipline him through cinema. Dima was born in the former Soviet Union and received his B.A. in International Relations from MGIMO University in Moscow in 2005. He spent a semester as an exchange student at Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang in 2000. While on the Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, Dima will revise and expand his dissertation, while pursuing a couple of new projects on North Korean cinema and the history of gender.


Jiyoung Shin
Visiting Scholar, March 2014 to March 2015
Full-time Researcher, Department of Comparative Society and Culture
Institute of Korean Studies (Kookhakwon), Yonsei University
Faculty Sponsor: Theodore Hughes
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Sun Hui Yi

Visiting Scholar, September 2012 to September 2014
Researcher, Jangseogak Institute, The Academy of Korean Studies
Faculty Sponsor: Charles Armstrong
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Dr. Yi is conducting research on "A Comparative Study on City's Spatial Expansion and Administrative Changes during the 18th and 19th Century, Focusing on Joseon Hanseongbu and New York."



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