CFP | 2019 USC Korean Studies Institute


Graduate Student Symposium

To take place on Thursday, January 24, 2019

To be held at the USC Korean Studies Institute, University of Southern California

Proposals and application for discussants due Friday, October 5, 2018 The USC Korean Studies Institute is pleased to announce the seventh annual graduate student symposium and invite paper and discussant proposals. The symposium aims to professionalize graduate students, nurture their scholarship, and create interdisciplinary networks of Ph.D. students working on research related to Korea, East Asia, and/or Asian diasporas. The symposium provides students from various institutions with the chance to meet and share research in progress with their peers and participating faculty. In addition, participants will engage in workshops that will build their professional and research skills.

Graduate students from any department and any university, especially in California, are encouraged to submit paper proposals or serve as discussants. We hope to achieve an interdisciplinary mix of research papers from both the social sciences and humanities. Particularly encouraged are research papers that include Korea in a larger comparative or theoretical framework.

Participants can take part in the symposium as presenters or discussants. Please indicate on your application which role(s) you are applying for.
To submit a paper proposal or offer to be a discussant, please e-mail your CV, a short cover letter and 250-word abstract (for papers), or indicate your willingness to serve as a discussant (in short cover letter), by October 5, 2018 to Nayoung Lee at Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by mid-October.
Completed papers must be submitted by January 11, 2019 for distribution to participants. Questions should be directed to KSI Program Assistant, Sarah Shear at We do not offer any travel grants at this time.


October 5: Submit paper proposal or apply to be a discussant--both with cover letter

Mid October: Notification of acceptances

January 11: Completed papers due

January 24: Date of symposium