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Associate Members

Associate members are faculty in the Greater Toronto Area who are active in CSK events.

J.D. Han

J.D. Han (Ph..D., University of Toronto, 1991) is an associate professor of economics and finance at King's College, University of Western Ontario. He has been working on the East Asian economies, including Korea and China, and has recently been collaborating with Dr. Peter Ibbott on international migration of Koreans, including that of Korean students. He is the representative in Canada for the Korean Association for Canadian Studies (KACS), and serves as an editorial member for its journal.

Theresa Hyun

Theresa Hyun (Ph.D., University of Iowa) taught at the College of Foreign Languages, Kyung Hee University before coming to York University in 1992, where she is now associate professor. She has been teaching Korean Studies at York University since 1992. Her research focuses on translation and cultural changes in Korea since the late 19th century. Among her recent publications is : "Writing Women in Korea, Translation and Feminism in the Colonial Period" (U. of Hawaii Press, 2004).

Janice Kim

Janice Kim (Ph.D. School of Oriental and African Studies, 2002) is an assistant professor of History at York University. Her current area of research concerns the popular expansion of gender, labor and political consciousness among working women in colonial Korea (1910-1945). In this work she examines Japanese imperialism and the interplays between domestic events and the broader changes brought on by the First World War, the Depression and the Pacific War. Plans for future research include an Oral history of the Korean War and a study of affection, labor and the moral economy, in developing South Korea, from the 1960s to the 1980s.

Hyun Ok Park

Hyun Ok Park is an associate professor of sociology at York University which she joined in 2007 after receiving Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley and teaching at New York University. As a historical sociologist, her work encompasses interdisciplinary engagement with the philosophy of history, the crisis of capitalism, and the epistemological issues associated with comparative studies. Hyun Ok Park is the author of Two Dreams in One Bed: Empire, Social Life, and the Origins of the North Korean Revolution in Manchuria (Duke University Press, 2005). She is completing a book manuscript tentatively entitled, “From National to Market Utopia: History, Democracy, and Transnational Korea,” which concerns transnational migration around the Korean Peninsula and northeast China since the 1990s and their implication for the critique of a new global capitalism and neoliberal democracy. Hyun Ok Park has published widely on comparison and comparability, Korean nationalism, colonial migration and diasporic movements, anti-Americanism in South Korea.Park was a fellow at the Institute for Advanced for Advanced Study in Princeton from 2005 to 2007, as well as a recipient of John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Grant, the American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship.

Don Rickerd

Don Rickerd, Graduate of Queen's University, Balliol College, Oxford and Osgoode Hall Law School. Formerly Master of Winters College, York University and President of the Donner Canadian Foundation and the Max Bell Foundation. Currently Associate Director, Asian Business and Management Program, York University.

Gregory T. Chin

Gregory T. Chin (Ph.D., York University) is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Department of Political Science at York University (Canada), where he teaches global politics and East Asian political economy. Dr. Chin is a Senior Fellow of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), and a member of the Advisory Board of the North Korea Research Group at the University of Toronto. Prior to joining York University in 2006, Dr. Chin served as a diplomat in the Canadian Embassy in China, responsible for Canadian foreign aid to China and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. His research interests include comparative analysis of international economic integration in China and North Korea, and industrial development in Asian communist countries.

Hong Kal

Hong Kal (Ph.D. SUNY Binghamton) is assistant professor in the Department of Visual Arts at York University. Her research interests include spectacles of expositions, monuments, museums, and public squares. Kal is now writing her book on the politics of visual spectacle in twentieth- century Korea and co-editing a volume on architecture, urbanism and governmentality in the neo-liberal world. Kal received a research grant from Korea Foundation (2007-2008), a postdoctoral research fellowship from Stanford University (2003-2005) and a dissertation fellowship from Japan Foundation (2001-2002). Her works appeared in Comparative Studies in Society and History (July 2005), Rethinking Historical Injustice in Northeast Asia (2007), Art & Culture in East Asia (2007), and Inter Asia Cultural Studies (forthcoming).

Laam Hae

Laam Hae (Ph.D., Syracuse University) is an assistant professor of Political Science at York University. She studies and teaches urban political economy, cultural politics of a variety of social groups, and constitutional debates over expressive activities in cities. Her Ph.D. dissertation draws attention toward the shrinking possibilities of exercising basic rights in cities, such as social dancing, as these cities experience increasing gentrification in a postindustrial and neoliberal era. Laam also researches the changing political economy of new Asian cities, especially the marketing strategies and neoliberal ideologies of cities in South Korea.