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

In the news: UI CLAS professor is elected to become the new vice president for the Association of Asian Studies

Friday, February 17, 2023
CLAS professor Hyaeweol Choi elected to serve as vice president for the international non-profit Association of Asian Studies. Choi will officially be seated following the organization’s annual conference in March of 2023.

In the news: Korean Studies Research Network director elected vice president of the Association for Asian Studies

Monday, February 13, 2023
UI professor, writer, and researcher Hyaeweol Choi is the first Korean-born scholar to hold this position in the more than 80-year history of the organization.

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

Monday, September 26, 2022
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.

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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

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