Call for Papers – 2017 Korean Studies Undergraduate Exchange


5th Annual USC-Michigan Korean Studies Undergraduate Exchange Conference

To be held at the University of Southern CA in spring 2017

Due: Paper proposals due Friday, September 23, 2016

The USC Korean Studies Institute invites paper proposal submissions from USC undergraduate students for consideration at the 5th annual USC-Michigan Korean Studies Undergraduate Exchange conference, to be held at USC in February 2017. This annual conference alternates venues between USC and Michigan, and features undergraduate presentations and discussants from both USC and Michigan. Relevant topics include any issue related to Korea or Korean-American issues – from politics and North Korea to literature, K-pop, or history. Students can write a new paper, or use a paper written for another USC class.

Those selected will be notified by early October, and students will work on their papers with KSI postdoctoral fellows during the fall semester. This will allow the student the entire semester to work on the research paper, and in January to prepare for the presentation itself. 

Interested students should email a one-page abstract of their proposed paper to Linda Kim, Program Specialist, by Friday, September 23.

Each spring, the KSI selects a small number of undergraduates to be KSI Fellows and spend a year working with the KSI.  Those who get thier paper proposals accepted in fall are eligible to become a KSI Fellow.  Information about the KSI Fellows program can be found here.

September 23: Paper proposals due
Early October: Notification of acceptances
February 2017: Date of conference TBD


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