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I look forward to presenting my paper, “Transnationalism and Korean Christianity” at the THE RESEARCH CENTER FOR KOREAN COMMUNITY’S (RCKC) 2019 ACADEMIC CONFERENCE.

The Theme for this conference is “Korean Americans’ Transnational Ties to the Homeland”. Hope to see some friends there.


Korean Americans’ Transnational Ties to the Homeland

Conference Schedule

9:00-9:30 am: Registration and Coffee Hour

9:30-9:45 am: Welcoming Remarks:

Pyong Gap Min, Director, The Research Center for Korean Community (RCKC)
Jea-seung Ko, President, Research Foundation for Korean Community (RFKC)
Michael Wolfe, Dean of Social Sciences, Queens College, CUNY

9:45-11:15 am: Session 1: Transnational Activities in Everyday Life

Byung Soo Lee (SUNY Buffalo) and Hyeyoung Woo (Portland State University) “Resources for Children or Barriers for Assimilation?: Korean American’s Utilization of Ties in Korea”

Dae Young Kim (George Mason University) “The Transnational Activities of Korean Women in North America: A Content Analysis of MissyUSA Q&A Webpage”

Sou Hyun Jang (University of Washington) and Sejung Sage Yim (The Graduate Center, CUNY) “Logging in for Medical Transnationalism: Online Health Information Seeking among Korean Immigrant Women in the U.S.”

11:15-11:25 am: Coffee Break

11:25-12:25 pm: Session 2: Transnational Movements

Pyong Gap Min (Queens College and The Graduate Center, CUNY) “The Transnational Aspects of the Redress Movement for the Victims of Japanese Military Sexual Slavery”

Julayne Lee (Poet, Essayist, Artivist, Art Curator, and Producer) “Do Not Return to Sender: Citizenship for All Adoptees”

12:25-1:20 pm: Lunch

1:20-2:50 pm: Session 3: Embodiment of Transnationalism

Grace Ji-Sun Kim (Earlham School of Religion) “Transnationalism and Korean Christianity”

Jieun Lee (Wake Forest University) “Korean Transnational Adoption in Contemporary Theater: Staging Sonic and Visual Adoptee-Scapes”

Sara Lee (SUNY Binghamton) “The Transnational Korean American Family and the Politics of Forgetting in Catherine Chung’s Forgotten Country”

2:50-3:00 pm Coffee Break

3:00-4:30 pm: Session 4: Visiting the Homeland

Stephen Cho Suh (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs) “Nostalgic for the Unfamiliar: 1.5/2nd-generation Korean American’s ‘Imagined Affective Connection’ with the Ancestral Homeland”

Laura Becker (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa) “Educational Attainment and Transnational Ties among Korean Americans in Los Angeles”

Yem Natalya (Al-Farabi Kazakh National University) “Transnational Ties with the Ethnic Homeland: The Case of Korean Women of the CIS in Marital Migration”

4:30-5:30 pm On-site Reception


October 25, 2019


9:00 AM — 5:30 PM


Queens College


65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing, Queens


The James Muyskens Conference Room

Phone: (718) 997-2800

Admission: Free