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10th annual research exchange with USC and the University of Michigan. Undergraduate fellows from both schools present research on Korea or Korean-American topics. Hosted by the USC Korean Studies Institute and the University of Michigan Nam Center for Korean Studies.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2022

 

Panel 1: Ethnicity, Class, and Koreanness (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

Jackie Choe, “Yangban to Chaebol: Korea's Elite Class Throughout History”

Angela Chou Liu “Parental Income on Migrant Intergenerational Economic Mobility and Education in Asia: a case study on Chinese-Indonesian and Chinese-Korean migrants.”

Nini Landwer, "Reckoning with Blackness: Decolonizing Blackness in the Korean Context"

Nicole Liebeler “A Tale of Two Enclaves: Intentional Cultural Development and the History of Koreatown’s Visible Identity.”

Moderator Comments: John Park & Rory Walsh

 

Panel 2: Gendered Violence & Mental Health (1:00 PM - 2:15 PM)

Yoon Kim, “Parallels of State Violence in Korean Camptowns and U.S. Massage Parlors”

Sarah Kim “The Invisible Crisis of Mental Health in South Korea: A Historical Analysis of National Trauma and Changes in Psychosocial Healing in Korean Society.”

Marissa Deardurff, “Molka: A South Korean case study”

Nikhita Datar “Adolescent Internet Addiction: A Case Study of South Korea's PC Bang Phenomenon.”

Moderator Comments: Nayoung Lee & Rory Walsh

 

Panel 3: Art & Pop Culture in Korea and Abroad (2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)

Dionee Simmons “Riding the Hallyu Wave: The Adoption of Korean Popular Culture by Multinational Corporations to Harvest Hallyu Power.”

Andrea Medina, “Artwashing Ihwa Mural Village: Residents’ Opposition to ‘Revitalization’”

Vanessa Duo Li “K-pop in China: Through the Lens of Fandom Practices after the ‘Korea Limitation Order’.”

Moderator Comments: Nayoung Lee & Rory Walsh

 

Panel 4: Economics, Consumerism, & Information (3:45 PM - 4:45 PM) 

Shane Kim “Response to South Korean “Intangibles”: Cybersecurity and Economic Security.”

Yunseo Cho, “University Student Opinions on Apple & Samsung: A Cross-Cultural Study”

Adam Novak “Platform agency and social responsibility in misinfodemics: a South Korean case study.”

Moderator Comments: John Park & Rory Walsh

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