BA, MFA (Seoul National University), MA, PhD (State University of New York, Binghamton)
Visual Art and Art history (Asian Art History)
I teach art and visual culture of East Asia and topics of memorials, museums, urban spectacles, and socially engaged art practices. I received PhD in art history from State University of New York in Binghamton and a postdoctoral research fellowship from Stanford University (2003-2005). I have written on expositions and museums in Korea and Japan with issues of colonial and imperial cultures and national identity in my book Aesthetic Constructions of Korean Nationalism: Spectacle, Politics and History (Routledge, 2011) and articles published in journals including Comparative Studies in Society and History, Inter Asia Cultural Studies, and The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus. My research was supported by Advanced Research Grant from Korea Foundation (2007-2008) and SSHRC Standard Grant (2010-2013). My current research focuses on trauma art, socially engaged art, and artistic intervention in gentrification in Korea.