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The Nam Center for Korean Studies has quickly become a hub of interdisciplinary research for faculty and researchers from a variety of disciplines at the University of Michigan who are engaged in research and/or teaching on Korea or have an interest in Korean studies. To expand this intellectual community and offer support for a regional Korean studies community, the Nam Center Associates program is designed to extend the community and network resources of the Center to non-U-M faculty and researchers working on Korea in the region and to those who have institutional ties to the University. To learn more about the program, please visit the Nam Center Associate Program page. 

Current Nam Center Associates

Byungil Ahn (PhD)

Professor of History,
Saginaw Valley State University

Chang-Ho Cho (PhD)

Director of New Data
News Department of MBC (Munhwa Broadcasting Corp.)

Hye Seung Chung (PhD)

Professor of Film and Media Studies

Colorado State University

Hilary V. Finchum-Sung

Executive Director, Association for Asian Studies

Nojin Kwak

Vice Provost for International Education
University at Buffalo

Hayeon Lee

Postdoctoral Fellow, Korea Institute
Australian National University

Jieun Lee

Assistant Professor,
Department of Political Science, 
University at Buffalo

Jonson N. Porteux (PhD) 

Associate Professor
Kansai Gaidai University