[KS] CFP: International Adoption from Korea and Overseas Adopted Koreans: The Third International Symposium on Korean Adoption Studies

Eleana J Kim eleana.kim at nyu.edu
Mon Jun 11 18:54:26 EDT 2012

*International Adoption from Korea and Overseas Adopted Koreans: The Third
International Symposium on Korean Adoption Studies Call for Papers*

*Symposium Date:* Tuesday, July 30, 2013

*Planned location:* IKAA Korean Adoptee Gathering, Seoul, Korea.  For more
information about the Gathering, see http://gathering.ikaa.info/en .

*Symposium Sponsor:* IKAA (International Korean Adoptee Associations).  For
more information about IKAA, see http://ikaa.org/en .

*Submissions Due by:*  December 6, 2012

*Submit to*: TISKAS2013 at gmail.com <SISKAS2010 at gmail.com>

*Questions?*  Contact Kim Park Nelson, greg0051 at umn.edu
*If selected,* your *conference paper* will be due *June 15, 2013*.
Submission of a complete conference 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.

The International Korean Adoptee Associations (IKAA) plans to convene the
International Symposium on Korean Adoption Studies as part of the 2013
Korean Adoptee

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 behavioural
sciences. Their work is
also engaged with issues of race and ethnicity, migration and diaspora,
gender and family,
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. We hope the
will continue to lay the foundation for creating an academic network in the
field and for future symposiums.

*Themes and Topics*
We welcome submissions from any academic background or perspective, and
welcome work with multi-or interdisciplinary perspectives. Suggested topics
include (but are
not limited to):

   - Research related to the theme of the 2013 IKAA Gathering of Korean
   Adoptees, The
   - Power of Networking: Crossing Borders and Bridging Cultures
   - Links in adoption policy, history, ideology and/or adoption cultures
   between South
   - Korea and other sending nations (such as China, currently the largest
   - nation, and Ethiopia and/or other African countries which are the
   newest sending
   - countries, rising in popularity)
   - Ethics and positionality in Korean adoption research, imagining and
   - adoption, including methodologies, disciplines and the politics of
   - The lifelong processes of Korean adoptee identity: Genealogies,
   long-term mental
   - health issues in Korean adoptee populations, intimacy, sexuality, and
   - formation
   - Korean adoption aesthetics, representation and affectivity
   - Korean adoptee experiences in the context of the larger Korean diaspora

Please contact* Kim Park Nelson greg0051 at umn.edu* for further information
and for guidelines for submission.


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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