2013 SSRC Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Korea Foundation are pleased to announce the sixth annual Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop.

When:  July 1-5, 2013

Where: Pacific Grove, CA - Asilomar Conference Center

Application Deadline: May 1, 2013



The Social Science Research Council Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop seeks to create a sustained network of advanced graduate students and faculty engaged in research on Korea. The four-day workshop provides an informal setting for participants to give and receive critical feedback on dissertations in progress.


Individual students will lead discussions of their projects with mentor faculty and peers from various disciplines to receive creative and critical input on improving their fieldwork plans or writing strategies. This year's mentor faculty are:

*     Jennifer Jihye Chun (University of Toronto)

*     Robert Oppenheim (University of Texas at Austin)

*     Serk-Bae Suh (University of California at Irvine) and,

*     Jun Yoo (University of Hawaii at Manoa).


*    Only full-time advanced graduate students, regardless of
       citizenship, who are enrolled at US or Canadian institutions
       are eligible.

*    Participants may be in any social science or humanities field.

*    Applicants must have an approved dissertation prospectus but
       cannot have completed writing for final submission.

*    Special consideration will be given to students from universities
       that are not major Korean Studies institutions.

For the application and more information, please visit us on the web at http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/ksdw/.

Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop
Social Science Research Council
One Pierrepont Plaza, 15th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: 718-517-3640
Fax: 212-377-2727
Email: korea@ssrc.org