Participating Scholars, Artists, Experts, Activists
Christine AHN is Executive Director of the Korea Policy Institute and a columnist with Institute for Policy Studies’ Foreign Policy In Focus. She has written extensively on Korea and has appeared on CNN, ABC, NBC Today Show, Al-Jazeera, and National Public Radio.
Yong Wook CHUNG is Associate Professor in the Department of Korean History at Seoul National University. He is the author of (in Korean) United States’ Policies toward Korea in the 1940s (Seoul National University Press, 2003).
Bruce CUMINGS is Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor, and Chair of the Department of History at the University of Chicago. His most recent book is The Korean War: A History (Modern Library, 2010).
Henry EM is Associate Professor in the Department of East Asian Studies at NYU. His book, History Writing in Modern Korea and The Great Work of Sovereignty, is forthcoming from Duke University Press.
Christine HONG is Assistant Professor in the Department of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is working on a book manuscript that examines the historic relation of Afro-Asian human rights literature to the post-1945 Pax Americana.
Eun HEO is Assistant Professor in the Department of Korean History at Korea University.
He is the author of (in Korean) American Hegemony and South Korean Nationalism (Research Institute of Korean Studies, Korea University, 2008).
Rebecca KARL is Associate Professor in the Departments of History and East Asian Studies at NYU. Her most recent book is Mao Zedong and China in the Twentieth-Century World (Duke University Press, 2010).
Daniel KIM is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Brown University. He is the author of Writing Manhood in Black and Yellow: Ralph Ellison, Frank Chin, and the Literary Politics of Identity (Stanford University Press, 2006).
Jodi KIM is Associate Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Riverside. She is the author of Ends of Empire: Asian American Critique and the Cold War (University of Minnesota Press, 2010).
Monica KIM is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at the University of Michigan. She is completing her dissertation “Humanity Interrogated: Empire, Nation, and the Political Subject in the U.S.-controlled POW Camps of the Korean War, 1942-1960.”
Christina KLEIN is Associate Professor in the English Department at Boston College. She is the author of Cold War Orientalism: Asia in the Middlebrow Imagination, 1945-1961 (University of California Press, 2003).
Hyun LEE is a member of Nodutdol for Korean Community Development and the National Campaign to End the Korean War. She is a co-producer of Asia Pacific Forum, a weekly radio program on Asian and Asian American culture and politics on WBAI.
Deann Borshay LIEM produced, directed and wrote In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee, and the Emmy-nominated First Person Plural, and executive produced the Emmy winning AKA Don Bonus. She is currently working on Geographies of Kinship- The Korean Adoption Story.
Ramsay LIEM is Professor of psychology at Boston College and also co-coordinates the Asian American Studies program. He directs the Memories of the Korean War Oral History Project and is program director for Still Present Pasts: Korean Americans and the “Forgotten War”.
Yul-san LIEM is an artist and social justice activist whose work has shown in galleries and museums in the United States and South Korea. She works with Nodutdol for Korean Community Development, and is co-curator of the multimedia exhibit Still Present Pasts.
Stephen E. NOERPER is Senior Vice President at The Korea Society. He served with the U.S. Department of State and has taught in East Asia and the United States, including at NYU. He is the author of more than fifty publications on Korea and Northeast Asia.
Youngju RYU is Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian Languages & Cultures at the University of Michigan. She is working on a book manuscript that examines politically committed literature in South Korea during Park Chung Hee’s authoritarian rule.
Jae-Jung SUH is Associate Professor at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of Power, Interest and Identity in Military Alliances (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).
John Kuo Wei TCHEN is founding director of A/P/A Institute and Associate Professor in the Departments of History, Social & Cultural Analysis, and the Gallatin School at NYU. He is the author of New York before Chinatown (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001).
Meredith Jung-En WOO is Buckner W. Clay Dean of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia. Her most recent edited book is Neoliberalism and Institutional Reform in East Asia (UNRISD, 2007).
Xudong ZHANG is Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and Chair of the Department of East Asian Studies at NYU. His most recent book is Postsocialism and Cultural Politics: China in the Last Decade of the Twentieth Century (Duke University Press, 2008).