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. After two years of participant observation and language studies in Korea between 2013 an 2015, she is now at the final stages of writing her PhD dissertation. Ms. Koleilat is the recipient of a 2014 Prime Minister Australia Asia Endeavour Award and her research is partially funded by the Australian Government through the Australia-Korea Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Ms. Koleilat obtained an MA in Korean Studies from Yonsei University in 2008 and an MSc in International Studies from the National University of Singapore in 2009. Her research interests are focused on contemporary Korean Studies, social movements (transnational social movements, anti- nuclear movements, anti-base movements and religious activism) and religion in Korea (Catholicism, Buddhism, Inter-religious activism).