Brain Korea 21 Plus

Participating Professors

Associate Kang Yoonhee
As a language anthropologist, Prof. Kang Yoonhee focuses on the relationship between language and cognitive systems, linguistic textualization and contextualization of knowledge, language ideology, sociolinguistics, and multilingualism. She conducted research on Indonesian magical-ritual language, and on the multilingual situation of Korean pre-college students and overseas dispatched workers.
Office Tel. / E-mail
02-880-6231 / yhkang@snu.ac.kr
Education & Career
2013 - present Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Seoul National University
2011 - 2013 Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Seoul National University
2007 - 2011 Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore
2002 - 2007 Research Associate, Center for Folklore and Ethnography, University of Pennsylvania
2002 Ph.D. (Anthropology) Yale University
1998 MA (Anthropology) Yale University
1993 MA (Anthropology) Seoul National University
1991 BA (Anthropology) Seoul National University
  • 2016 “’Beat Your Child with a Flower!’: Asian Advantage and Educational Connectivity between South Korea and Singapore,” Asian Journal of Social Science 44 (6): 740-761 [SSCI, SCOPUS]
  • 2016 “The Old Rhetoric of Emergent Motherhoods: Mothers’ Heartfelt Care and Children’s Education among South Korean Educational Migrants in Singapore,” Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific Issue 39. http://intersections.anu.edu.au/issue39/kang.html
  • 2016 언어와 감각: 커피 향미 표현에 대한 민족지적 사례 연구, 사회언어학 24(1): 1-36
  • 2015 “커피 배우기”: 언어, 향미, 그리고 감식안의 습득과정, 비교문화연구 21(2): 5-41
  • 2014 인도네시아 한인 기업의 언어사용과 의사소통, 동남아시아연구 24(3): 121-158
  • 2014 언어자원과 언어능력의 재구성: 싱가포르 한국조기유학생들과 동반가족의 사례, 비교문화연구20(1): 87-18
  • 2013 ‘Global Citizens in the Making’: Child-Centred Multimedia Ethnographic Research on South Korean Student Migrants in Singapore. Ethnography 14(3): 324-345. [SSCI, A&HCI, SCOPUS]
  • 2012 ‘Any One Parent Will Do’: Negotiations of Fatherhood among South Korean ‘Wild Geese’ Fathers in Singapore, Journal of Korean Studies 17 (2): 269-298 [SSCI, A&HCI]
  • 2012 Singlish or Globish: Shifting Language Ideologies and Global Identities among Korean Educational Migrants in Singapore, Journal of Sociolinguistics 16 (2): 165-183.[SSCI]
  • 2012 “환영 받지 못하는 천국의 시민: 미국 내 인도네시아 미등록 이주민들의 체험된 경험으로서의 ‘불법성’” 비교문화연구 18(2): 5-51
  • 2009 “God Crossing Borders; Religious reconciliation and trans/national identities among Indonesian migrants in Philadelphia” In Towards an Inclusive Democratic Indonesian Society: Bridging the Gap Between State Uniformity and Multicultural Identity Patterns, Dhont, Frank et al. (eds). Yogyakarat: AtmajayaUniversityPress.Pp.299-316
  • 2007 Unintelligibility and Imaginative Interpretation in a Petalangan Healing Ritual, In TEXT & TALK 27(4): 409-433. [SSCI]
  • 2007 인도네시아 여성들의 외설주문: 언어, 몸, 그리고 욕망. 비교문화연구 13 (1): 5-34
  • 2006 쁘딸랑안 의례언어의 시적구조와 다기능성. 한국문화인류학 39 (1): 73-104
  • 2004 주변화에 따른 전통구술장르의 변화와 언어이데올로기: 인도네시아 쁘딸랑안 부족의 사례. 한국문화인류학 37(2): 37-48
  • 2003 The Desire to be Desired: Magic Spells, Agency and the Politics of Desire among the Petalangan people in Indonesia. Language & Communication. 23(2): 153- 167. [SSCI]
  • 2002 “Open Desire, Close the Body”: Magic spells, Desire and the Body among the Petalangan Women of Indonesia. In Language and Sexuality: Contesting Meaning in Theory and Practice. Campbell-Kibler et al.(eds) Stanford: CLSI. Pp. 267-288
  • 2002 “Addressing the Invisible World”: Indexicality, Iconicity and the Cultural Concept of Self in Belian, a Petalangan Healing Ritual in Indonesia. Texas Linguistic Forum 44(1): 90-103
  • 2002 “Endearing or En-daring?”: the Pragmatics of Love in a Performance of Honey Collecting Ritual among the Petalangan People in Indonesia. Texas Linguistic Forum 44(2): 302-312
  • 2015 “Korea-Singapore Relations: A Focus on Educational Exchanges,” ASEAN-Korea Relations: Twenty-five Years of Partnership and Friendship, Lee, Choong Lyol, Hong, Seok-Joon, and Youn, Dae-yeong (Eds.). Seoul: Nulmin Books. (공저)
  • 2015 “Going Global in Comfort: Korean Educational Exodus in Singapore” In South Korea’s Education Exodus: The Life and Times of Early Study Abroad. Lo, Adrienne, Abelmann, Nancy, Kwon, Soo Ah, & Okazaki, Sumie (Eds.). Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press.(공저)
  • 2014 인도네시아 생산현장에서의 말하기: 삼익 인도네시아의 사례, “말레이세계로 간 한국 기업들” 오명석 외. pp. 129-169. 서울: 눌민.(공저)
  • 2013 Student Migration: an Overview, The Ency
  • 2012 Transnational Motherhood in the Making of Global Kids: South Korean Educational Migrants in Singapore. Living Intersections: Transnational Migrant Identifications in Asia. Pp. 149-166. Edited by Caroline Pluss and Chan, Kwok-Bun. Dordrecht, NL: Springer.(공저)
  • 2010 “제주사회의 두 방언 사용현상,” 한국어, 한국문화, 한국사회, 왕한석 엮음. 서울: 교문사.(공저)
  • 2005 Untaian kata leluhur : marjinalitas, emosi, dan kuasa kata-kata magi di kalangan orang Petalangan Riau. Pusat Penelitian Kebudayaan dan Kemasyarakatan, Universitas Riau. Pekanbaru: Indonesia