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

Webinar to focus on North Korea’s “Our Style” electronic music

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
This lecture, by Dr. Peter Moody of Korea University, will present the emergence of North Korean-style electronic music, which aimed to raise the quality of electronic music worldwide in a healthier direction.

Korean Studies Research Network hosts presentation on gender relations, age, money, and desire in South Korea

Friday, February 23, 2024
This virtual event is presented by Dr. Yu-Ri Kim, postdoctoral research scholar in sociology at the University of Iowa.

Korean Studies Research Network hosts webinar on Wŏn Buddhism and women’s liberation 

Thursday, January 11, 2024
This webinar will be presentation by Dr. Sungha Yun, assistant professor of religion and Asian studies at St. Olaf College.

Upcoming Events

Age, Money, and Desire: The Navigation of Intimate Marketplaces by Older Women and the Reconfiguration of Gender Relations in South Korea promotional image

Age, Money, and Desire: The Navigation of Intimate Marketplaces by Older Women and the Reconfiguration of Gender Relations in South Korea

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Virtual
The Korean Studies Research Network, an International Programs affinity group, presents this virtual talk featuring Dr. Yu-Ri Kim, postdoctoral research scholar in sociology at the University of Iowa.
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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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