[KS] Call for Papers: Identity and Transnational Mobility In and Out of Korea (Goethe-University of Frankfurt, Germany)

Mi Jeong Jo jomi332 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 16 10:35:20 EDT 2017

*Call for Papers*

*Identity and Transnational Mobility In and Out of Korea*

Goethe-University of Frankfurt, Germany

February 22–23, 2018

The Korean Studies at the Goethe-University of Frankfurt is pleased to
announce its hosting of an international conference, “Identity and
Transnational Mobility In and Out of Korea.” Recent research interest in
the role of transportation and communication technologies in society and
migration has increased in parallel with that in conditions and identities
of Korean diaspora and migrants in South Korea. This conference aims to
examine important socioeconomic aspects of transnational mobility in and
out of Korea as well as the process in which overseas Koreans and migrants
in South Korea gain agency and negotiate multiple identities. We welcome
proposals for papers on all aspects of identity and transnational mobility
in and out of Korea, including, but not limited to, transnational
mobility/migration and belonging in historical and contemporary contexts,
media consumption and ICTs in transnational migration, issues concerning
migrants in South Korea, and Korean diaspora and ethnic return migration.

In your proposal, please include an abstract of 300 words as a doc file as
well as CV, and send them by *August 20* (Sunday) to Mi-Jeong Jo at
jo at em.uni-frankfurt.de and Professor Yonson Ahn at y.ahn at em.uni-frankfurt.de.
All applicants will receive a confirmation that the proposal has been
received within 7 days after the submission. Successful applicants will be
notified by September 24 and will be required to send the full paper
words including bibliography or/and endnotes) by December 31, 2017.


The conference provides accommodation for two to three nights nearby the


The Academy of Korean Studies, the Ministry of Education of the Republic of
Korea, and the Goethe-University of Frankfurt


Selected papers presented at the conference will be given an opportunity to
be published as part of an edited volume. The selected papers will be
required to consider comments and discussion made during the conference and
must be submitted by mid-April, 2018.

For questions regarding the conference, please contact Mi-Jeong Jo at
jo at em.uni-frankfurt.de.
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