Visiting Scholar Program

Visiting Scholar and Fellow Program 

The Nam Center for Korean Studies offers affiliation to scholars and fellows visiting the University of Michigan for an extended period. Eligible affiliates include faculty holding appointments at other universities, researchers at research institutions, professionals from media and civic organizations, government officials, and artists, who seek to conduct research on topics related to Korea. Residencies typically last 12 months but may be renewable for an additional year. During the residency, the center provides scholars with access to the U-M academic community and its renowned library system, and welcomes their educational, intellectual, and artistic contributions to both the university and the larger Ann Arbor community. The Nam Center offers two types of affiliation: (1) Visiting Scholars and (2) Visiting Fellows.

Visiting Scholar Eligibility

The applicants must have an earned a PhD or other comparable terminal graduate or professional degree (i.e., JD, MD, MFA), and hold a faculty or other permanent research position at an accredited university, college, or research institution. 

For application procedures please click here.

Visiting Fellow Eligibility

Eligible non-academic visiting fellows are senior government officials, researchers at research institutes or civic organizations, and prominent figures in business, politics, journalism and activism.  

For application procedures please click here.

Current Visiting Scholars

Sun Min Ki

Senior Reporter, Sunday Newsroom, JoongangIlbo
Research Interest: The Potential of the Korean Wave as a means of public diplomacy

Junghyun Kim

Associate Professor, Dept. of Advertising & PR,Chung-Ang University
Research interest: The study of cross media advertising combing TV and other media

Jaegeol Ryu

Regulatory and Legal Affairs Team Officer, Cultural Heritage Administration
Research interest: The management, utilization, and interchange program of Korean collections in the USA

Hun-mo Yi

Professor, Faculty of Law, Chuogakuin University, Japan
Research interest: The study of central and local government relations in America and comparing those with relations in Japan and Korea, identifying differences and main characteristics

Hee Jung Yun

Professor, Dept. of Japanese Studies, Kyung Hee Cyber University
Research interest: The study of structural characteristics of Korean and Japanese in view of linguistics culturology