Dr Su-Kyoung Hwang

PhD (with Honors) (University of Chicago); M.A. (University of California, San Diego); B.A. (University of Virginia)
Lecturer in Korean Studies

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351-4362

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Biographical details

I am a historian of twentieth century Korea. I have taught courses on Korean history, gender studies, social movement, and modern warfare. My current research examines the ways in which Korean civilians experienced political violence before and during the Korean War. I focus on emotional responses to mass violence and their long-term affect on social relations and political culture. Before coming to Sydney, I have taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz and Emory University.

Research interests

  • Korean history and culture
  • Korean War
  • Gender studies
  • East Asia/West relations
  • Colonialism and empire
  • Cold War

Teaching and supervision

Teaching:

  • ASNS2641: Traditional Korea
  • ASNS2642: Modern Korea
  • KRNS3621: Korea 5
  • KRNS3622: Korea 6

Supervision:

  • Korean history, international relations, gender studies, war studies, cold war

Current projects

  • Political violence and the Korean War

Associations

  • Australian Historical Association

Awards and honours

  • Hanna Holborn Gray Advanced Fellowship, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, University of Chicago (2006-2009)
  • Von Holst Prize Lectureship in History, University of Chicago (2008)
  • Kunstadter Research Travel Grant, History, University of Chicago (2006)
  • Travel Grant, Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies (2006)
  • Travel Grant, Center for East Asian Studies, University of Chicago (2005)
  • International House Fellowship, University of Chicago (2004-2006)
  • University Unendowed Fellowship, University of Chicago (2003-2006)

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Hwang, S. (2014). South Korea, the United States and Emergency Powers During the Korean Conflict. The Asia-Pacific Journal, 12(5), 1-21.
  • Hwang, S. (2012). Review of E. Taylor Atkins, Primitive Selves: Koreana in the Japanese Colonial Gaze. The Journal of Asian Studies, 7(2), 555-556.
  • Hwang, S. (2012). The East of the Cold War. Critical Asian Studies, 44(4), 643-650. [More Information]
  • Hwang, S. (2010). Silence in History and Memory: Narrating the Comfort Woman. Trans-Humanities.

Conferences

  • Hwang, S. (2013). Affect and 'Collateral Damage': Revisiting Korean War Bombings. Australian Historical Association Annual Conference 2013, Wollongong.
  • Hwang, S. (2013). Political Violence and Mass Grief. Asian Studies Seminar, University of Sydney.
  • Hwang, S. (2013). Space of Contention in Cheju Island. The 20th New Zealand Asian Studies Society International Conference, Auckland University.
  • Hwang, S. (2010). The 'Thought War' in South Korea. Cold War Cultures: Transnational and Interdisciplinary Perspectives Conference, University of Texas, Austin.

2014

  • Hwang, S. (2014). South Korea, the United States and Emergency Powers During the Korean Conflict. The Asia-Pacific Journal, 12(5), 1-21.

2013

  • Hwang, S. (2013). Affect and 'Collateral Damage': Revisiting Korean War Bombings. Australian Historical Association Annual Conference 2013, Wollongong.
  • Hwang, S. (2013). Political Violence and Mass Grief. Asian Studies Seminar, University of Sydney.
  • Hwang, S. (2013). Space of Contention in Cheju Island. The 20th New Zealand Asian Studies Society International Conference, Auckland University.

2012

  • Hwang, S. (2012). Review of E. Taylor Atkins, Primitive Selves: Koreana in the Japanese Colonial Gaze. The Journal of Asian Studies, 7(2), 555-556.
  • Hwang, S. (2012). The East of the Cold War. Critical Asian Studies, 44(4), 643-650. [More Information]

2010

  • Hwang, S. (2010). Silence in History and Memory: Narrating the Comfort Woman. Trans-Humanities.
  • Hwang, S. (2010). The 'Thought War' in South Korea. Cold War Cultures: Transnational and Interdisciplinary Perspectives Conference, University of Texas, Austin.

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