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 presentation on Zainichi literature

Monday, March 18, 2024
The talk, featuring Dr. Cindi Textor, University of Utah, will present an encounter between the critical discourse on intersectionality and texts by Korean subjects of the Japanese empire and their postwar descendants in Japan.

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.

Upcoming Events

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What was Zainichi Literature? Intersectionality and the Ethics of Illegibility

Thursday, April 25, 2024 5:00pm to 6:30pm
The Korean Studies Research Network, an International Programs affinity group, presents this virtual talk featuring Dr. Cindi Textor, assistant professor in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Utah.
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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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