Call for Papers: USC Korean Studies Institute Graduate Symposium

call for papers [150-2]Date: January 28, 2016

Location: University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 9, 2015

The USC Korean Studies Institute is pleased to announce the fourth annual graduate student symposium and invite paper and discussant proposals. The symposium aims to professionalize graduate students, nurture their scholarship, and create interdisciplinary networks of Ph.D. students working on research related to Korea, East Asia, and/or Asian diasporas. The symposium provides students from various institutions with the chance to meet and share research in progress with their peers and participating faculty. In addition, participants will engage in workshops that will build their professional and research skills. The symposium will be followed by dinner for all participants.

Graduate students from any department and any university, especially in California, are encouraged to submit paper proposals or serve as discussants. We hope to achieve an interdisciplinary mix of research papers from both the social sciences and humanities. Particularly encouraged are research papers that include Korea in a larger comparative or theoretical framework.


Participants can take part in the symposium as presenters or discussants. Please indicate on your application which role(s) you are applying for.

To submit a paper proposal or offer to be a discussant, please e-mail a short cover letter and 250-word abstract (for papers), or indicate your willingness to serve as a discussant, by October 9 to Minwoo Jung ( Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by October 16.

Completed papers must be submitted by January 14, 2016 for distribution to participants. Questions should be e-mailed to student organizers Minwoo Jung, Stephanie Kang (, or Sandra Kim (, Ph.D. students at USC.


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