Welcome to the Korean Studies Research Network!

The Korean Studies Research Network (KoRN) aims to bring together scholars whose research focuses on Korea-related topics and to provide mentoring to the younger generation of scholars. It serves as a platform to facilitate collaborative and interdisciplinary research among scholars and graduate students at the University of Iowa and institutions of higher education in the Midwest through seminars, speaker series, and workshops.

KoRN in the News

Korean Studies Research Network to host lecture on culinary masculinity in South Korea, Nov. 17

Monday, September 26, 2022
International Programs
Dr. Jooyeon Rhee examines the cultural phenomenon of cooking/eating programs (mŏkppang) to show how they capitalize on the desire of domestic comfort and reinforce existing gender norms and hierarchy.

Korean Studies Research Network to host 2nd annual conference, Oct. 21-22

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
International Programs
This two-day conference will bring together leaders and scholars of Korea-related topics and engage them in an open dialogue about opportunities to facilitate collaborative research among scholars and graduate students in the state of Iowa and throughout the Midwest.

The Korean Studies Research Network to host talk on webtoons and masculinity, Oct. 6

Thursday, September 15, 2022
International Programs
Dr. Park sheds new light on the rise of affective male audiences in the Korean digital media context and its relationship to changing modes of masculinity.

Upcoming Events

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"Webtoons and Affective Male Audiences in Digital Korea"

Thursday, October 6, 2022 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Virtual
The Korean Studies Research Network and International Programs will present a virtual lecture by guest speaker Dr. Jahyon Park entitled "Webtoons and Affective Male Audiences in Digital Korea" on Thursday, October 6, from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. (CDT), via Zoom. 
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Korean Studies Research Network Conference

Friday, October 21, 2022 (all day)
University Capitol Centre
The Korean Studies Research Network (KoRN), with funding from an International Programs Major Projects Award and the Korea Foundation, will bring together leaders and scholars of Korea-related topics and engage them in an open dialogue about opportunities to facilitate collaborative research among scholars and graduate students in the state of Iowa and throughout the Midwest.
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Korean Studies Research Network Conference

Saturday, October 22, 2022 (all day)
University Capitol Centre
The Korean Studies Research Network (KoRN), with funding from an International Programs Major Projects Award and the Korea Foundation, will bring together leaders and scholars of Korea-related topics and engage them in an open dialogue about opportunities to facilitate collaborative research among scholars and graduate students in the state of Iowa and throughout the Midwest.
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Mŏkppang and Korean Culinary Masculinity in Neoliberal South Korea

Thursday, November 17, 2022 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Virtual
The Korean Studies Research Network and International Programs will present a virtual lecture by guest speaker Dr. Jooyeon Rhee entitled "Mŏkppang and Korean Culinary Masculinity in Neoliberal South Korea" on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 3:30 - 5 p.m. (CDT), via Zoom.
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Contact Us

Would you like to receive information about KoRN upcoming events?  Let us know by contacting the KoRN director.

Dr. Hyaeweol Choi
Director of the Korean Studies Research Network
hyaeweol-choi@uiowa.edu.

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