4th Annual Rising Stars Conference


Date: October 12-13, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Davidson Conference Center

USC’s Korean Studies Institute, with generous funding from the Korea Foundation, hosts an annual mentoring conference for young scholars whose work involves Korean studies. This workshop, now in its 4th year, brings together the next generation of Korean studies scholars in either postdoctoral or assistant professor positions, along with senior scholars in the discipline. The intention is to link this new generation with each other, provide feedback on their work from senior scholars, and in particular mentor these younger scholars through the tenure process.

Each younger scholar will prepare a paper in advance that best represents their major research project, while senior scholars serve as a discussants. This is not a typical academic conference as there is no presentation of papers during the conference. Each session begins with the senior discussants followed by comments from the original writers and then it is opened up for discussion; this greatly increases the interaction during the workshop. Funding for the program is provided by both the Korea Foundation and USC’s Korean Studies Institute.

Please RSVP to Linda Kim at lindaeki@usc.edu if you are interested in attending as an observer.

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