Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The Korean Studies Research Network and International Programs will present a virtual lecture by guest speaker Robert Ji-Song Ku entitled "The Pork Belly Fallacy: Koreans and Yemenis at the Gastronomical Crossroads" on Tuesday, October 5, from 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Robert Ji-Song Ku, associate professor of Asian American studies at Binghamton University and author of Dubious Gastronomy: The Cultural Politics of Eating Asian in the USA, will explore the symbolic and metabolic dimensions of pork at the gastronomic crossroads of contemporary migration. Specifically, it critically engages the Yemeni crisis on Jeju Island and compares it to the growing Muslim presence in South Korea.

This event is free and open to the public.

This event is generously funded by the Korea Foundation.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events.  If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Sarolta Petersen in advance at or 319-335-3862.