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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Lunar New Year Celebration

Thursday, February 9, 2023 7:00pm to 8:00pm
All across Asia, the arrival of spring is celebrated, and for Chinese, Korean, and various Southeast Asian communities, it is marked with the beginning of the new year on the lunar calendar. 
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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

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