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 firstname.lastname@example.org and Professor Yonson Ahn at email@example.com. 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 (5,500–7,000 words including bibliography or/and endnotes) by December 31, 2017.
The conference provides accommodation for two to three nights nearby the university.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ... See MoreSee Less
The Distinguished Service Award honors an exceptional KACA member for his or her outstanding and significant contributions to the KACA's founding, development, and advancement, and to the Korean community in the field of communication. Founded in 1978, there have now been several generations of scholars who have contributed to establishing and maintaining the position of the KACA as a powerhouse of researchers, teachers, and students interested in Korea and the U.S. in the field of communication. Following in this tradition, the KACA seeks to recognize a distinguished member for 2017, and the Awards Committee hereby solicits nominations.
Award: The recipient will receive a plaque engraved with his or her name and signed by the President of the KACA. The recipient of the award will be recognized during the KACA meeting at AEJMC and in KACA publications.
Eligibility: Nominees need not be current KACA members. Nominees need not be currently affiliated with an academic institution, and self-nominations are also permitted. We would like to recognize someone who made a significant contribution to KACA at some point during the past 39 years of its existence.
Nomination Procedure: 1. Nominations can be made by a KACA member or a non-member; nominations may come from a faculty member or a graduate student. A nominating letter describing the nominee’s qualifications and contributions to the KACA, as well as the nominee’s current CV, must be submitted. 2. Self-nominations are also welcome and encouraged. A letter describing the nominee’s qualifications and contributions to KACA, as well as a current CV, must to be submitted. 3. All nomination materials must be submitted via email to the KACA Secretary, Joonghwa Lee, at email@example.com.
Selection criteria include the following: Contributions to the Korean community in the field of communication by serving as a KACA officer (President, Vice President, Secretary, Conference Board Member, Student Representative, etc.), a KACA session discussant, member of a KACA session panel, and any other involvement related to KACA service. Preference may be given to those who have either served longer or have contributed more actively than others.
Application Deadline: The KACA Distinguished Service Award is given annually, and the deadline for nominations this year is July 10, 2017.
Announcement: The award recipient will be announced in late July, and recognized at the KACA meeting held at the 2017 AEJMC Annual Convention. Applications will be reviewed by the KACA Executive Committee. ... See MoreSee Less
The Outstanding Graduate Student Award honors an exceptional graduate student for his or her significant accomplishments in scholarship, as exemplified by publications, conference presentations, awards, and other academic recognition. This annual award acknowledges the recipient's recent scholarly contributions to the field of communication, broadly defined.
Award: The winner will receive a plaque and a monetary award in the amount of $200. Past and current KACA Outstanding Graduate Student Award recipients will be recognized in KACA publications.
Eligibility: Nominees must be enrolled in a graduate program at a North American university at the time of application and must NOT have completed all degree requirements by December, 2017. In addition, the recipient must be a student member of the KACA or have the intention of joining the KACA.
Nomination Procedure: 1. Nominations can be made by a faculty member or a graduate student. Nominators do not have to be members of the KACA. A nominating letter describing the academic qualifications and scholarly achievements of the graduate student nominee and a current CV for the nominee must be submitted. 2. Self-nominations are also welcome and encouraged. A letter describing the nominee's academic qualifications and scholarly achievements and a current CV must be submitted. 3. All nomination materials must be submitted via email to the KACA Secretary, Dr. Joonghwa Lee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selection criteria include the following: academic achievement, conference presentations, awards, publications, and other evidence of excellent research during the two calendar years preceding the award (January 1, 2016 – July 10, 2017). Preference may be given to students whose research concerns Korea and/or who are active KACA members in good standing.
Application deadline: The KACA Outstanding Graduate Student Award is given annually, and this year's deadline is July 10, 2017.
Announcement: The award recipient will be announced in late July, and will be recognized at the KACA meeting held at the 2017 AEJMC Annual Convention. Applications will be reviewed by the KACA Executive Committee.
If you have any questions about the awards or the nominating procedure, please contact the KACA Secretary, Dr. Joonghwa Lee, at email@example.com. ... See MoreSee Less