Graduate students

The Korea Institute strongly supports exciting new research from the next generation of young scholars entering the field of Korean Studies. Among our alumni are Ms Younghye Seo Whitney, who completed an MPhil on transnational intellectual advocacy networks and their influence on the South Korea’s pro-democracy movement; Mr Orion Lethbridge, whose MPhil project entailed a translation of The Record of the Citadel of Sorrows, Ms Athalia Irwansjah, who wrote a Master’s thesis on English education policy in South Korea, and Dr Narah Lee (now UQ), who wrote a PhD thesis on the pragmatic effects of the overt expression of first and second person subjects in modern spoken Korean.

Meet our current graduate students working in Korean Studies and related fields below.

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Younghye Whitney

Younghye is examining the role played by transnational intellectual networks in South Korea’s pro-democracy movement during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

Joowhee Lee

Joowhee Lee

Joowhee Lee is working on her thesis, “Memories of Separated Families and the Narratives of Reunification.” The research aims to understand the experiences of ‘North Korean migrants’ using a case s

Alison Darby

Alison Darby

Alison is a PhD Candidate in Pacific and Asian History. Her research focuses on eugenic ideology and interethnic marriage in the Japanese empire from 1919 to 1945.

Peter Lee

Peter Lee

Peter Lee is a PhD candidate in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre of ANU’s Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs.

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Yon Jae Paik

Yon Jae Paik has academic background in Chemistry (BA), Environmental Studies (MA), Business (MSc), and Asian Studies (MA), and professional background in commercial banking.

Nun Sol Jang

Nun Sol Jang is completing a PhD thesis, titled Dreams and agency: the journey of Filipino migrant wives in South Korea.

Minseon Lee

Lina Koleilat

Lina Koleilat is a Lebanese-Australian PhD scholar at the School of Culture, History and Language, the College of Asia and The Pacific at The Australian National University.

Updated:  17 February 2016/Responsible Officer:  Director, Korea Institute/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team