PhD, 2001, University of London (History)
MA, 1997, University of London (East Asian Studies, Distinction)
|Current Position:|| Associate Professor, Department of History, York University
To Live to Work: Factory Women in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2009.
“Living in Flight: Civilian Displacement, Suffering, and Relief during the Korean War, 1945-1953,” Sahak yon’gu [Historical research], (December 2010), forthcoming.
“Labor Mobilization in Late-Colonial Korea, 1937-1945,” book chapter in Andre Schmid, ed., Reader on Colonial Korea, forthcoming.
"The Pacific War and Working Women in Late-Colonial Korea," Signs 33:1 (Fall 2007), 81-104.
“The Varieties of Women’s Wage Work in Colonial Korea,” The Review of Korean Studies, 10:3 (June 2007), 119-146.
Papers / Lectures:
Book Talk for the Department of East Asian Studies, ‘To Live to Work: Factory Women in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945,’ Berkeley, California, University of California at Berkeley, (October 13, 2010).
‘Refugee Life during the Korean War as Heard through Testimony,’ Association for Asian Studies 62nd Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (March 25-28, 2010).
‘Refugees during the Korean War,’ The Association for Korean Studies in Europe 2009 Conference, Centre for Korean Studies, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands (June 17-21, 2009).
‘The Early Colonial Korean Economy and Transitions in the Labor Market, 1910-1937,’ Association for Asian Studies 60th Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia (April 3-6, 2008).
Lecture for the Center for Korean Studies, “From Kitchen Raids to General Strikes: Women Workers’ Activism in Colonial Korea,” University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, (February 13, 2008).
|Courses taught recently:||
History 4766.6.0: Communist Revolutions in Asia: China, Korea, Vietnam [Course Director, 2010-11]
History 4765.6.0: Rethinking Gender in East Asian History [Course Director, 2003-2009]
History 3765.6.0: Korea: A Long History of the Hermit Nation [Course Director, 2004-2006, 2007-2008]
Modern East Asia, twentieth-century Korea, colonialism and postcolonialism, civil war and migration, industrial labor and gender relations, capitalist development and the domestic economy. Manuscript projects underway include: “Between Mountains: Refugee Life during the Korean War, 1945-1953” and “The Economics of Emotion: The Integration of Domestic and Political Economies in South Korea, 1953-1987”
Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Standard Research Grant 2010-2013 for “Between Mountains: Refugee Life during the Korean War” [$45,000 CDN for Research]
Korea Foundation Field Research Fellowship (2010) [2.7 million KRW per month, payable for a 12-month period, for Research in Korea]
York University Faculty of Arts Research Grant (2008-2009, 2003-2004) [$2700 and $4000 CDN for Research in East Asia]
Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Small Grant (2007-2008, 2003-2004) [$2000 CDN for Conference Presentation and Manuscript Revision and $3000 CDN for Research]
York Faculty of Arts Teaching Development Grant (2007, 2003) [$630 CDN for Visual and Research Aids for 1030.6.0 and $800 CDN for Visual and Research Aids for 3765.6.0]