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Participating Graduate Students
B.A in Mechanical Engineering, KyungHee University
M.A in Anthropology, Seoul National University
Research Field : death, dead bodies, tomb, Folklore of Death
Joo Dokyung majored Asian history and Anthropology at Seoul National University, and received her mater’s degree in Anthropology at Seoul National University. Her master’s thesis is about the reappropriation and traditionality of Hanbok, Korean traditional clothing. She worked as a researcher at Seoul National University Museum. Her research interests are folklore of Korea and Korean diaspora, material culture, museum, UNESCO and world cultural heritage.
I graduated from Yonsei University with a business degree and earned a master's degree from the Department of Anthropology at Seoul National University. I am currently working on a Ph.D. program. After graduating from the undergraduate, I obtained the AICPA certificate and worked at the Finance department of Hyundai E & C. Now, I am studying the evolution of human mind and behavior at Seoul National University’s Bio Anthropology Laboratory. I received a master’s degree from the anthropology department of Seoul National University for his thesis titled “Punishment as a Costly Signal”, and is currently working on the co-evolution process of human collective cooperation and punishment.
Lee Hayan received her MA in Anthropology from Seoul National University. She also holds a B.A. in Chinese literature from Sungshin Women’s University and an M.A. in Archeology from Fudan University at Shanghai, China. Her research interests include ethnobotany in Northeast Asia, Korean ginseng, the history of knowledge transfer, and the relationships between folklore and ecology.
Hanyang University, LL.B.
Seoul National University, B.A., Anthropology and Political Science
Seoul National University, MSc, Master of City Planning in Transportation Studies
Korean peninsula/China: urban anthropology, transportation, urban infrastructure, social inequality, policy, law
Seoul National University B.A/M.A (Anthropology)
Research Field : Corporate Social Respolsibility(CSR), Moral Anthrpology, Anthropology of Ethics
a linguistic anthropology student interested in multimodal communication, interpretation, language ideology, language identity and linguistic minorities in Korean society
Seoul National University B.A/M.A (Anthropology). Research Field : Intangible Cultural Heritage, Intangible Cultural Assets, Museum.
Majored in archaeology, art history and anthropology at Seoul National University and received MA in anthropology. The main concerns are the deficiencies of Korean society and the ways to fill the deficits, especially focused on education, organization, cultural membership, and gender performance.
B.A in Anthropology, Hanyang University at Ansan.
M.A in Anthropology, Seoul National University.
Urban Community, Social Economy, Social Movement, Policy from Grassroots, Human Economy, Filmic Ethnography, Oral History.
"Parenthood·Neighborhood·Citizenhood: The Making and Challenges of the Urban Grassroots Movement in Gwacheon" (2012), M.A Dissertation in Anthropology , Seoul National University.
I am a graduate student in the doctoral program with a background in biology and sociocultural anthropology. My doctoral research will examine the historical and political-economic formation of landrace crop variety conservation in South Korea.
Sardaana Rumyantseva received her Bachelor’s degree from the Department of English at Irkutsk National Language University, and her Master
’s degree from the Department of International Culture at Chosun University. Having completed her coursework at the Department of Anthropology at Seoul National University, she is currently working on her doctoral thesis on the folk life and political life of pollack species in the East Sea area. Her main interest is on the environmental and ecological awareness, protection of biological resources and food security issues in Korea, Russian Far East, Siberia and other Northeast Asian regions.
Elisa Romero Moreno received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the Department of History and Social Anthropology at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. After coming to Korea, she started studying on the domestic adoption in Korea, at the Academy of Korean Studies. Currently working on her doctoral course at Seoul National University, she focuses mainly on Korean family and kinship system, along with domestic adoption.
Lee Dojung studied public administration at Kyunghee University, received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in anthropology at Seoul National University, and currently is on his doctoral course at the same department. He is studying on how death awareness is changing in Korean society and how it relates to social change in Korea. In particular, he concentrates on how the Korean village community is related to these changes, and how the family, kinship system, and family organizations are responding during the process.
Graduated from the Department of Chemistry at Pohang University of Science and Technology, Lee Minyoung received her Master’s degree from the Department of Anthropology at Seoul National University. Interested in transnational mobility and tourism, she previously worked in the tourism industry. She is currently preparing for her doctoral thesis with a field research on the Korean overseas touring culture.
After graduating from the Department of Sociology at Seoul National University, Lee Sooyou received her Master’s degree from the Department of Anthropology of the same university. She is interested in the rural areas and elderly care issues in Korea. Currently, she is designing her research on the meaning and practice of elderly care within family relations.
Lee Yesung majored in Japanese Studies at Kookmin University and received her Master’s degree from anthropology at Seoul National University. She focuses on the field of medical anthropology and is concerned with issues of youth of Korean society and studies on mental health, disability, and social suffering.
Chung Hae Young studied Chinese Literature for Bachelor’s and Urban Sociology for Master’s degree. Currently, she is studying anthropology at the combined master’s and doctorate program in anthropology at Seoul National University. She is interested in the reorganization process of Chinese urbanization and citizenship in the 21st century.
While teaching in China, after achieving his Master’s degree in literature, Zhenkkun Zhao entered the doctoral program in anthropology at Seoul National University. He is mainly interested in culture study, Korean traditional culture and local festivals. His research focus is on Gangneung Danoje festival, which is designated as a UNESCO cultural heritage.
Graduated from Department of Western History at Seoul National University, she received her Master’s degree from the Department of Anthropology at the same university. She is interested in individuals and communities in modern society. She is currently designing her research on the Otaku culture in South Korea.
Choi Ri holds a BA in Music and MA in Ethnomusicology from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. She is interested in the universal value of music, and the peculiarity of traditional music that often serves as national boundaries. She is currently researching on the meaning, role and practice of traditional music in contemporary Korean society, where we can enjoy various yet complex cultures and music.
Choi Haklak studied Russian studies at Exeter University in the United Kingdom, and received his Master’s degree in Anthropology at Hanyang University. He is interested in the aspect of continuation and change of Shamanism in the context of Korean modernity. He is currently preparing his thesis focused on the socialization process of contemporary shamans.
Yuliya Khan received her Bachelor’s degree in Korean Studies from the National University of Kazakhstan and her Master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology at Hanyang University. She is currently in her doctoral course in anthropology at Seoul National University. She is researching on the ethnic boundaries and emotional politics formed under the national state policy in the former Soviet Union Kazakhstan, with particularity on the ideological transformation socialized in high school.
Research Interests: public policy, civil society, multiculturalism, transnational migration, Japan
My early research explored the dynamics of Korean–Vietnamese international marriage, bride school program, and Vietnamese migrant women in my M.A. thesis "Gendered imagination and practices of Vietnamese migrant brides: A case study of Korean NGO’s ‘Bride school’ program in Hanoi". Currently, my interests lie at the migration, international marriage, transnational family and gender issues in Korea and Vietnam.
Studied anthropology and aesthetics in Seoul National University.
Research Interests: Film, Performance, Gender and Sexuality, Feminism
Suan Jung majored in Chemical Engineering at KHU.
Although she studied science and engineering, she has always been interested in humanity.
She is interested in Dual Inheritance Theory (DIT), approaches to the problem of individual differences, and reconciling disagreements between Evolutionary Psychology and Cultural Anthropology on social problems.
She wants to achieve world peace.
Yongjin Lee holds degrees from the University of Virginia and the KDI School of Public Policy. Before resuming studies at the Department of Anthropology at Seoul National University, Yongjin held positions at the World Bank and KDI. His research interests include economic anthropology, international financial system, economic development and globalisation.
I received my B.A. in Anthropology from UC Berkeley. My research interests concern cultural policy, national identity, nationalism, cultural heritage, and digital platforms.
B.A in Cinema Studies, Korea National University of Arts.
Research Interests: Sensory Ethnography, Artist communities, Youth culture in Taiwan and Indonesia.
I majored in anthropology and european studies. I'm interested in history of ideas, cybernetics, perception, embodied cognition, and learning.
Majored in Archaeology and Art History at Korea University Sejongcampus, and will be doing master’s course in Anthropology at Seoul National University. Generally interested in Linguistic Anthropology and Sociolinguistcs. Especially have big interst in relationship between language, unconsciousness, and thoughts. Also interested in AAVE(African-American Vernacular English) and gender issues.
Studied Korean Language and Literature in Mokpo National University. Now, currently studying Anthropology in Seoul National University.
Luo Mengjin graduated from Peking University, China with his major in Koreanology and a dual major in Sociology. He is taking master's course in Department of Anthropology in Seoul National University. His main interests include religion, folklore, historical anthropology and especially the modernization of traditional culture.
Graduated from Department of Korean Language and Literature at Nanjing University and is currently participating in the Anthropology Masters Program at SNU. Interested in East Asia study, people and folk culture in urban areas.
SHEN DONGRI is a forth generation Korean-Chinese born and raised in China. He studies abroad in Korea since 2015, and studied Korean Language and Literatures / Humanities and Creative Industry (Bachelor of Arts) at Korea University. Currently in his master`s course in Anthropology at Seoul National University form 2019. He is interested in multi-cultural society, anthropology of media, cross-cultural studies.
Studied Philosophy and Sociology in Sogang University and currently in master’s course in Anthropology. I’m interested in religion, especially Korean shamanism and shamanism in general. I am also interested in ecology, gender, and post-colonialism.
Studying the relations between city policies and places, city places and human practices in a capitalistic society, Song Jaehong has interest in urban, economic anthropology and anthropology of policy.
Seungwoo Yu studied Economics and Cultural Anthropology as an undergraduate student. Then he worked in a public institution for a few years. He is currently majoring in Anthropology for Master's course. He is especially interested in Economic Anthropology, Industrial Anthropology, Political Anthropology and ‘Studying Up’. Also he is interested in diverse areas such as Feminism, History, Urbanism, Languages and Music. He is planning to conduct not only qualitative research but also quantitative research.
Studied anthropology in Seoul National University. Her interests include post-development, degrowth, climate crisis, veganism and ecofeminism, agriculture, eco-villages, trash prblem.
Yura Lee majored in anthropology and sociology in Seoul National University. Her main interests are ‘honor’, ‘dignity’, ‘elderly’, ‘digitalization’, and ‘alienation’.
Lien Zhang is a Korean-Chinese born and raised in China. She studied Chinese Minority Language and Literatures (Korean) at Minzu University of China and is currently in her master’s course in anthropology at Seoul National University. She is interested in Medical Anthropology.
Rhye In Ky oung
Studied Anthropology and Sociology in Seoul National University and currently in master's course in Anthropology. Especially interested in folk painting(Min-Hwa), recent succession trend of old time folk painting, religion including shamanism, folklore, art.
Graduated in law from Hanyang University. Interested in Anthropology of gender, Women and Motherhood, Social capital and Reciprocity.
Studied English Language & Literature and East Asian Studies
Research Interests: Politics, Ethics, Nationalism, Gender, Feminism, East Asia
Jaewan Kim is graduate student of the Social Sciences in the Department of Anthropology at SNU. He is interested in Religion, Language, Urbanism, Folk, Cross-Cultural Study, East-Asia and especially Korean christianity as folk religion.
Yoonjung Kim studied Cultural Anthropology and Philosophy as an undergraduate student in Duksung Women’s University. She is currently majoring in Anthropology for Master's course at Seoul National University, based on the profound interest in race, identity, language, politics, etc.
I studied anthropology and consumer science in Seoul National University and went on to pursue a master's degree in anthropology. I am interested in sports, leisure and consumption.
Sujeong Myung Studied Cultural Anthropology at Okayama University in Japan. Her main research interests include 'Japanese in colonized Korea', 'Female Migrant Diaspora' and 'Food and Family'.
Youn Seok Joo
Hello! This is Seokjoo Youn. I graduated Emory University in 2016. I majored in Anthropology and Human Biology and minored in Chinese Studies. During my undergraduate course, I was able to comprehensively build up various knowledge including culture, biology and preventive medicine. Among various fields of Anthropology, I am interested in Medical Anthropology. I want to proceed research on elderly people’s experience of illness and health care programs.
LEE KYONG BEEN
Graduated Seoul National University with majors in Politics and Anthropology. Interested in Political Anthropology, Historical Anthropology, Cold War and Gender.
Jueun Lee graduated from the Department of Anthropology at Seoul National University and is currently in her master's course. Having minored in fashion, she is interested in anthropological research into fashion/bodily adornments/attire, gender and sexuality, cyberspace, education, etc.
I majored in sociology at Kyunghee University and worked in a Korean traditional percussion band and an academic community of feminism. I am attending a master's course in anthropology at Seoul National University and I am interested in cultural anthropology and linguistic anthropology. I am interested in topics related to identity, language and thinking, cultural capital, and religion.
I am graduated in Yonsei university, majored in business, and minored in the department of mass communication and journalism. I worked in the field of documentary and from then on i took an interest in anthropology. I'm interested in image, media as a subject, as well as means of studying.
Kang Jiyun graduated from Department of Japanese Language and Literature at Korea University. She is currently in her master’s course in anthropology at Seoul National University. Her interest focuses on culture diffusion between Korea and Japan.
KYE Eun jean [Graduation]
Kye Eun jean studied cultural anthropology at Yonsei University and is currently in her master’s course studying anthropology at Seoul National University. She is interested in North Korean refugee youth and education area.
KIM SOOJIN [Graduation]
Kim Soojin graduated from the Department of Anthropology at Seoul National University and worked for a while as a producer in a broadcasting company. Last year, she returned to Gwanak, and is currently in her master’s course. She is conducting research on the BJ (Broadcasting Jockey) group that actively works in the domestic real-time internet broadcasting platform, 'Afreeca TV'.
Rihyang Kim [Graduation]
Kim Rihyang is a third generation Zainichi born and raised in Japan. She majored in cultural anthropology (cultural inheritance, etc.) at Waseda University and entered the master’s program in anthropology at Seoul National University. Her research theme is related to the change in sense of belonging through the return and marriage of Korean residents in Japan-Korea.
Kim Jiwon [Graduation]
Kim Jiwon graduated from Department of Cultural Anthropology at Yonsei University, and is currently in her master’s course in anthropology at Seoul National University. She is currently researching on the damaging effects of humidifier disinfectants, and is especially interested in the politics surrounding the rules and recognition on 'damage'. She is interested in the knowledge of causal relationship between hazardous substances (causes) and diseases (consequences) that has a considerable wide range of gray area. She also concerns on the ethics about the commodization of life.
As a Chinese, Yi Lu graduated from Department of Software Engineering at Central South University in China, and is currently in his master’s course in anthropology at Seoul National University.
RYU Sukyoung [Graduation]
Ryu Sukyoung is currently in her master’s course in anthropology. She is interested in refugees and migrants in Korean society. She is currently working on her dissertation with the topic of political refugees in Myanmar.
PARK JAEHYEONG [Graduation]
Park Jaehyeong graduated from Department of Anthropology at Seoul National University, and entered graduate school of the same department. He is interested in regional traditional culture, intangible cultural heritage, Korean folk culture, oral history, and museums. He is preparing a thesis on the subject of Seoul intangible cultural heritage.
I always based my future professional plans on working in fields that combine Emirati Studies with Korea. In the future I want to become someone who’s specialized in the culture and history of the UAE, and who could inform people about its culture and heritage, and I am hoping to become a cultural attache in Korea or work in fields that will improve the relationship between the two countries, to be able to inform Korean people of cultural similarities and differences and look for the historical connections between the two countries.
Ahn Misun studied vocal-piano performance arts at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, United States. Before returning to Korea, she performed as a jazz vocalist in America and Europe after graduating. She is a visiting professor of the Department of Music at the Hanil University & Presbytherian Theological Seminary, and currently is in her master’s course in anthropology at Seoul National University. She is searching for meaningful research topic among areas of psychology, education, art, and political anthropology, with special interest towards the relationship between individuals and society in diverse cultures.
Lina Yae-Eun Lee [Graduation]
Lee Lina Yae-Eun achieved her Bachelor’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies as her major, and Global Poverty as her minor at UC Berkeley University. She researches with interest towards suicide issues in the Korean society.
LEE HA YAN [Graduation]
Graduated from Chinese Language Department at Sungshin Women’s University, Lee Ha Yan achieved her Master’s degree in Department of Cultural Heritage and Museology at Fudan University in China. While working as a researcher at the National Folk Museum of Korea, she was responsible for publishing the 『International Journal of Intangible Heritage』. She has interest towards the formation transmission process of traditional knowledge systems and folk plants in Northeast Asia.
Yeeji Jang [Graduation]
Jang Yeeji graduated from Department of Communication and Media at Ewha Womans University, and is currently in her master’s course in anthropology at Seoul National University. She is interested in changes and formation of recognition of people in the process of forest greening policy. She is currently preparing for her master thesis with memories about forest greening policy and slash-and-burn field.
Studying anthropology, Jung Junsil has interest in her field. In particular, she focuses on medical anthropology, international development cooperation, and pain issues.
JOO DOKYUNG [Graduation]
Joo Dokyung graduated from Department of Oriental History (double majored in Anthropology) at Seoul National University. With his long experience of living in China as a Korean, he has been interested in immigration, overseas Koreans, and racial issues, with thoughts that he should first learn about Korean traditional culture in order to understand issues properly. Currently, he is researching on patterns of Korean traditional culture reflected in the modern urban society.
I am currently in my Master's of Social Science in Anthropology programme at SNU.
My work falls within the broad field of cultures of capitalism, with a focus on finance capital.
My research interests include transnational trading in securities and derivatives especially that of futures transaction in Yeouido, Wall Street, and CME.
As a secondary research area, I am interested in the field of medical anthropology.
An expert of school dropout, who officially leaved his school for 3 times. he entered in CAU and selected his major as 'comparative folklore' which were shut down that year, with feeling that he would die as an folkloristician taking different approach with anthropolgist, but though he ran away from folkloristics as soon as graduate and taking master's course in department anthropolgy in SNU. With these experience, he got to have attention about "adolesence out of school"(desperately, it is official legal term of school dropouts) He insists that he has interests in anthropology of art, education, medic and psycology, but actually his real interest is conquring the world.
Jee Hye studied Hotel Administration at Cornell University and studied Culinary Arts at the Culinary Institute of America. After graduation, she worked for a while as a cook at an Italian restaurant in New York City. Currently, she is pursuing her master’s degree in anthropology at Seoul National University. Her research interests are food, tourism and language.
Joung Da Yeon studied philosophy and East-Asia-studies at Yonsei University and is currently in her master's course in anthropology at Seoul National University. She is interested in dynamics of human behavior and the process of identity formation.
Graduated - B. Ed. (English Major/ Tribhuvan University, Nepal), B. A. (Buddhist Studies and English Language and Literature Majors/ Dongguk University, Seoul).
Currently- Graduate student of Anthropology at Seoul National University.
Interested in - Religion, Politics and Economic anthropology.
I received my bachelor's degree in biology and psychology. After getting interested in intercultural communication, a discipline of social sciences, I have become fascinated by anthropological fields in that they appreciate the value of cultural relativism.
Na Yejin began her undergraduate education by studying Home Economics Education and English Education at Korea University before transfering to Yonsei University to study Cultural Anthropology. She is currently studying for a masters degree at Seoul National University's Department of Anthropology. She previously worked as an announcer at MWTV (Migrant Workers' Television, now known as Migrant World Television). Her research interests include the DPRK, China, Socialism, boarderlands, contact zones, state lower, community, development anthropology and gender issues.
Yunhee Park graduated from department of Economics at Kookmin University and is currently in her master’s course in anthropology at Seoul National University. Her interest focuses on the linguistic anthropology.
I graduated from Department of Administration Management at Shandong University in China and I'm currently in my master's course in Anthropology at Seoul National University. I have keen interest in the fields of linguistics , psychology and so on.
Jihyun Ryou majored in Business at Yonsei University. She is currently in her master's course in anthropology at Seoul National University. She is interested in the mechanism of gene-culture coevolution.
Miyoung Jeon graduated from Sociology department at Dongguk University, and was a member of Dongguk University Caving Club (D.U.C.C). She is interested in anthropology of development on North Korea, Human ecology on E-waste, and suffering of atopic dermatitis patients. She loves nature.
She graduated from Department of History&Culture at Sookmyung Women's University, and is currently in her master's course in Department of Anthropology at Seoul National University. She is interested in Biological Anthropology, especially in Osteology. So She is studying in the lab of biological anthropology to conduct a research about asymmetry patterns of pelvis.
I graduated from Korean Specialty at Nanjing University. I interested in gender study and urban anthropolgy.
ALICIA LOH CHUI YINN
Studied at University of Malaysia Sarawak with interests in Kinship, Globalisation, Transnational Migration, tangible and intangible Cultures and Cross-culture studies. Research Interest includes Globalisation, Cultural Anthropology, Transnational Migration and North Korean studies
Graduated the Department of Anthropology, Seoul National University. My main interest is Linguistic Anthropology, Historical Anthropology and Gender. I’m pecifically interested in Korean diaspora/migration, multilingualism and language ideology, post-modernity and post-colonialism, also interested in Korean diaspora/migration.
Studied 'Cultural Anthropology' and 'French Language & Literature' at Duksung Women's University. Interested in Distribution policy and Basic income, Anthropology of Art and Media.
Studied economics and psychology at Yonsei University. Research interests include consumption, leisure and development.
LEE SI WON
Seoul National University, B.A., German Literature and Language, Anthropology Korean peninsula: familism, motherhood, maternal care, care, reproductive technology
HYEONSEO LEE graduated from department of History and Sociology at Chung-ang University. She is studying in department of Antropology at Seoul national University. One of her current interests is a connection of Economic anthropology( Economic history) and Biologic anthropology. She is also interested in theoretical and empirical correlations between humanities and Natural Science('two cultures'). Ultimately wishing to state human history in a narrative of law/lawlike explanation, she is favorable to crossing the borders of various disciplines.
Graduated School of International Liberal Studies at Waseda University in Japan. Currently interested in studying language and gender anthropology.
I majored in Cultural anthropology and Chinese language and literature (Bachelor of Arts) at Yonsei University from Mar. 2014 to Feb. 2018. And also participated in many academic activities during my undergraduate years focusing on the subject of “unification" and “peace" on the Korean Peninsula, while endured much of my external activities related to "culture promotion" and “tourism."
Entering the master's course in Dept. of Anthropology at Seoul National University from 2019. I interested in ‘Educational anthropology’ and ‘Youth problem’, also including ‘inequality’ and ‘caste differentiation’ issues of relationships between power and culture. Simultaneously, concerned with “the study of the self” as a whole.
Based on my transnational experience, I would like to explore how young people and social underdogs can lead a better life based on the uncomfortable views which I felt as a foreigner, and the difficulties I experienced as a young people in South Korea. I would also like to contribute to solving social problems by conducting research activities with a mindset to observe the social phenomena that appear not only in detail but also in the spirit of love and sharing for the members of society in which people belong.
Majored in Nursing and Cultural Anthropology at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. Interested in psychiatry, especially Depression.