[KS] 2nd International Symposium on Korean Adoption Studies, August 2010

Eleana J Kim eleana.kim at nyu.edu
Thu Jul 16 12:16:30 EDT 2009

The International Korean Adoptee Associations (IKAA) plans to convene the Second International Symposium on Korean Adoption Studies as part of the Korean Adoptee Gathering 2010.

The aim of the symposium is to establish and explore this new and rapidly expanding academic field. The field of Korean adoption studies is specifically concerned with international adoption from Korea, as well as with overseas adopted Koreans. It has recently emerged as an area of study both in Korea, the country of origin, and in the Western receiving countries to which Korean children have been sent for adoption. This symposium will bring together scholars from around the world who are conducting research in the field of Korean adoption studies. These scholars are working at the multidisciplinary intersections of Asian and Korean studies, postcolonial and cultural studies, and social and behavioral sciences. Their work is also engaged with issues of ethnicity, migration and diaspora, and globalization and transnationalism.

This day long and multidisciplinary symposium will take place in Seoul, South Korea, and will be comprised of paper presentations and open discussions. The papers will be published as a volume of collected proceedings, which will be distributed at the Symposium and also made available to university libraries. The First Symposium in 2007 laid the foundation for the growing network of Korean Adoption Studies scholars, and the 2010 Symposium will be an opportunity to continue expanding the network, to include a wider range of scholarship and to incorporate work being done by scholars in Korea.

Symposium Date: August 3, 2010
Planned location: IKAA Korean Adoptee Gathering, Seoul, Korea.
Symposium Sponsor: IKAA (International Korean Adoptee Associations).
Submissions Due by:  September 15, 2009
Submit to: SISKAS2010 at gmail.com
Questions?  Contact Kim Park Nelson, greg0051 at umn.edu
If selected, your complete, full-length paper (up to 15 single-spaced pages) will be due January 1, 2010.  Submission of a full-length paper by the due date is a requirement for participation in the Symposium.  You may also be invited to participate in a research panel at the Gathering the week following the Symposium.

For more information, please consult: http://gathering.ikaa.info/en/page/428

Eleana Kim
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology 
University of Rochester
440 Lattimore Hall
UR Box 270161
Rochester  NY  14627-0161
(585) 275-8740

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