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2nd International Conference of NextGen Korean Studies Scholars (NEKST)

  • Conference Date: May 16-17, 2014
  • Location: Michigan Union Pendleton Room & School of Social Work Building, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: February 28, 2014  

We invite graduate students within Korean Studies across the humanities and social sciences to participate in the 2nd International Conference of NextGen Korean Studies Scholars (NEKST) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. This annual conference aims to give graduate students in all Korea-related fields an opportunity to present their research, share academic interests, as well as build a community of future Korean studies scholars. Any methodologies and disciplinary traditions are welcome for submission, as long as the proposed paper topic is specific to Korea.

Please email a 250-word or less abstract by February 28, 2014 to (the deadline has passed) and include “NEKST Conference Abstract" in the subject of the email. Please indicate your full name, institution, academic discipline, contact information (email and telephone), and paper title in your email or abstract. Applicants will be contacted by the end of March regarding their abstract. If accepted, paper presentations will be 15 minutes long. Limited travel grants may be available to accepted speakers by application.

The 2nd NEKST Conference is sponsored by the Nam Center for Korean Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The conference organizing committee is formed from students in the Korean Studies Graduate Working Group at the University of Michigan, the Woosong Korean Studies Graduate Fellows at the Seoul National University and the Korean Studies Institute at the University of Southern California.

Conference Co-Chairs
  • Hayeon Lee, Doctoral student in Anthropology and Social Work (University of Michigan)
  • Joo Young Lee, Doctoral student in American Culture (University of Michigan)
  • Hiroaki Matsusaka, Doctoral student in History (University of Michigan)
  • Irhe Sohn, Doctoral student in Asian Languages and Cultures (University of Michigan)