Dr Su-Kyoung Hwang

PhD (Chicago); MA (UCSD); BA (Virginia)
Senior Lecturer in Korean Studies

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351-4362

Biographical details

Su-kyoung Hwang is a senior lecturer in Korean Studies and Asian Studies at the University of Sydney, where she has taught Korean history, culture, and language. Before joining Sydney in 2013, she taught history at the University of California, Santa Cruz for two years. She received a PhD in modern Korean history at the University of Chicago and studied literature for her MA and BA at the University of California and the University of Virginia, respectively. She is the author of Korea’s Grievous War (2016), which examines political violence before and during the Korean War from the civilian perspective. For this project, she conducted extensive oral history and archival research. In addition to her work on the Korean War, she is also interested in the study of trauma and memory, military history, literary representation of history, gender studies, and environmental history.

Research interests

  • Korean War
  • Cold War
  • Gender studies
  • Trauma and Memory
  • Environmental history
  • History and literature

Teaching and supervision

Teaching:

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

ASNS2641 Traditional Korea
ASNS2642 Modern Korea
KRNS3621 Korean 5
KRNS3622 Korean 6ASNS2641 Traditional Korea
ASNS2642 Modern Korea
KRNS3621 Korean 5
KRNS3622 Korean 6
ASNS2641 Traditional Korea
ASNS2642 Modern Korea
KRNS3621 Korean 5
KRNS3622 Korean 6

Supervision:

  • Korean history and culture

2018 “Literatures on Korean War Bombing,” Asian Studies Association of Australia Biennial Conference, University of Sydney.
2018 “Widows of Jeju 4.3 and the Korean War,” Jeju 4.3 Reconciliation Conference, University of Chicago.
2018 “Bereaved Families of Korea’s Grievous War,” Korea Institute, Australian National University.
2015 “The Spectatorship of Korean War Massacres,” Judging the Past in a Post-Cold War World Conference, University of Sydney.

Selected grants

2019

  • Environmental Effects of the Korean War; Hwang S; Academy of Korean Studies/Korean Competitive Research Grant.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Hwang, S. (2016). Korea's Grievous War. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. [More Information]

Book Chapters

  • Hwang, S. (2018). Between Patriarchy and Anti-Communism: Widowhood in Cold War and Post-Cold War Korea. In Judith Keene, Elizabeth Rechniewski (Eds.), Seeking Meaning, Seeking Justice in a Post-Cold War World, (pp. 249-266). Leiden: Brill. [More Information]

Journals

  • Hwang, S. (2019). Review of Juhn Y. Ahn ed., Transgression in Korea: Beyond Resistance and Control. Pacific Affairs, 92(2), 370-372.
  • Hwang, S. (2018). Speaking from ground zero: the bombing of North Korea in 1950. Critical Asian Studies, 50(4), 591-614. [More Information]
  • 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.

2019

  • Hwang, S. (2019). Review of Juhn Y. Ahn ed., Transgression in Korea: Beyond Resistance and Control. Pacific Affairs, 92(2), 370-372.

2018

  • Hwang, S. (2018). Between Patriarchy and Anti-Communism: Widowhood in Cold War and Post-Cold War Korea. In Judith Keene, Elizabeth Rechniewski (Eds.), Seeking Meaning, Seeking Justice in a Post-Cold War World, (pp. 249-266). Leiden: Brill. [More Information]
  • Hwang, S. (2018). Speaking from ground zero: the bombing of North Korea in 1950. Critical Asian Studies, 50(4), 591-614. [More Information]

2016

  • Hwang, S. (2016). Korea's Grievous War. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. [More Information]

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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