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Skidmore College
Anthropology Department
Joowon Park

Joowon Park

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Affiliate Faculty of Asian Studies and International Affairs

Office: Dana Science Center 251
Tel. (518) 580-5287
E-mail: park@skidmore.edu

Dr. Joowon Park, a political anthropologist, teaches and researches on issues of citizenship, belonging, structural and political violence, forced migrations, and the politics of humanitarianism. His research has been funded by several grants including ones from the National Science Foundation and the Wenner-Gren Foundation. He has appeared in the South Korean media, including TV Chosun, YTN, Yeonhap News, SBS, Chosun Ilbo, Kookmin Ilbo, and Seoul Shinmun. He is a veteran of the Republic of Korea Army and, in 2016, threw the ceremonial first pitch at Game 1 of the Korean World Series.

EDUCATION

  • PhD, The American University
  • MA, The American University
  • BA, DePauw University

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

  • Violence, Suffering and Embodiment; Citizenship and Belonging; Migration and Refugee Resettlement; Politics of Humanitarianism; Political Anthropology

COURSES

  • AN 101: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (cross-listed with International Affairs)
  • AN 252: Perspectives from Asia (cross-listed with International Affairs and Asian Studies)
  • AN 270: History of Anthropological Thought
  • AN 351: Power and Violence (cross-listed with International Affairs)
  • SSP 100-003: K-Pop

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, AND AWARDS

  • Social Science Research Council Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop, 2014
  • National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, 2013
  • Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, 2013
  • American University Vice-Provost Doctoral Dissertation Research Award, 2013
  • Explorers Club Washington Group Exploration and Field Research Grant, 2012
  • Robyn Rafferty Mathias Grant for International Research, 2011, 2012