Research

Research Interests

My central research interests concern the history and understandings of collective violence on the Korean peninsula. I focus mainly on rebellion; in particular, late Joseon rebellions and the 1980 Kwangju Uprising. I am also interested in the 1950-53 Korean War and how the conflict has been represented in both North and South Korean film.

Competitive Grants

Korea Foundation support for employment of Teaching Staff in Korean Language 2017
$40,000,   University of Copenhagen, December 2016

Academy of Korean Studies Conference Support for KSGSC (Korean Studies Graduate Students Convention) 2016 to be held at the University of Copenhagen (September 2016)
$13,000, University of Copenhagen, February 2016

Korea Foundation support for employment of Teaching Staff in Korean Language 2016
$40,000,   University of Copenhagen, December 2015

University of Copenhagen Conference Support for Conference on North Korea
$3000 (15,000 DKK), University of Copenhagen, December 2015

Korea Foundation support for employment of Teaching Staff in Korean Language 2015-16
$40,000,  University of Copenhagen,  December 2014

Korea Foundation support for the 4th annual Korean Screen Culture Conference
$16,232, University of Copenhagen, May 2015

ADI (Asian Dynamics Initiative, University of Copenhagen,) support for catering for 4th Korean Screen Culture Conference
$1000, University of Copenhagen, April 2015

EPEL (Exchange Programme of European Lecturers – Korea Foundation) Korean Studies seminars grant
$15,000 (total), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, University of Copenhagen,

Korea Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowship
$32,000 (21,000 pounds) October 2011–2012.

Current Projects

  • Invented Traditions in North and South Korea
  • Lee Kwangmo’s 1998 film Spring in My Hometown
  • The punishment of the 1728 Musin rebels.