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2017 NEKST

May 12-13, 2017 | University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI

Koessler Room Michigan League

9am - 6pm Friday, May 12 and 9:00am - 2:30pm Saturday, May 13

Ushering in its fifth year, NEKST 2017 is adding new formats. The two-day conference will feature traditional paper presentations, workshop sessions for dissertation chapters and articles, as well as professionalization workshops. We will deepen our interdisciplinary discussion by hosting prominent Korean studies scholars as Faculty Mentors to promote collaboration and discussion. This year, we are pleased to welcome:

Professor Charles Kim
(Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Professor Pil-Ho Kim
(Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Ohio State University)

For further information, please contact and check for updates on this page.


The 5th NEKST Conference is sponsored by the Nam Center for Korean Studies at the University of Michigan with support from the Academy of Korean Studies. The conference organizing committee is composed of doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences at the University of Michigan.

NEKST Organizing Committee:

Irhe Sohn (Program Chair)
Yeon-ju Bae
Ha Nul Jun
Minna Lee
Hiroaki Matsusaka
Michael Prentice
Moira Saltzman
Seulgi Son
Narith Ta

Faculty Advisor: Nojin Kwak

Post-Doc Advisors: Jiun Bang & I Jonathan Kief