This annual conference aims to give graduate students in all academic fields an opportunity to present their research on Korea, share academic interests, as well as build a community of future Korean studies scholars. The conference covers any methodologies and disciplinary traditions, as long as the proposed paper topic is specific to Korea.

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The 4th NEKST Conference is sponsored by the Nam Center for Korean Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with the generous support of the Korea Foundation. The conference organizing committee is formed from students in the Korean Studies Graduate Working Group at the University of Michigan.

2016 NEKST Organizing Committee

Michael Prentice (Anthropology)
Program Chair

Yeon-ju Bae (Anthropology)
Susan Hwang (Asian Languages and Cultures)
Chelle Jones (Sociology)
HaNul Jun (Asian Languages and Cultures)
Joo Young Lee (American Culture)
Minna Lee (Asian Languages and Cultures)
Inah Park (Education & Psychology)
Moira Saltzman (Linguistics)