Not currently accepting applications.
The 2018 workshop will take place Friday, August 10 through Monday, August 13 at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, NY, and will involve twelve students and three faculty.
The SSRC Korean Studies
Dissertation Workshop seeks to create a sustained network of advanced
graduate students and faculty by providing the opportunity to give and
receive critical feedback on dissertations in progress. The workshop is
open to participants from all fields in the social sciences and
humanities. Individual students lead discussions of their projects with
mentor faculty and student peers from various disciplines to receive
creative and critical input on improving their fieldwork plans or
writing strategies. Based on narrative project descriptions submitted as
part of the application packet, participants will prepare a synthetic
essay incorporating all projects, from which broader methodological and
thematic discussions will be developed and incorporated into the
This year's faculty mentors are:
Jinsoo An - Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures- University of California, Berkeley
Rachael Joo - Associate Professor, American Studies - Middlebury College
Michael Robinson - Professor Emeritus, Institute for Korean Studies- University of Indiana, Bloomington
The workshop welcomes applications from students who have not yet
begun fieldwork, who are currently in the field, and those who are in
the process of writing their dissertations. To the extent its budget allows, SSRC will cover all travel to the workshop. SSRC will also fully cover participants' lodging and
meals for the duration of the workshop. Limited funds are available for
participants traveling from outside the United States. Funding for the
program is provided by the Academy of Korean Studies.
Eligibility and Application
Full-time advanced graduate students, regardless of citizenship, are eligible for the workshop.
Applicants must have ABD (all but
dissertation) status and an approved dissertation prospectus at the time
of application, but cannot have completed writing for final submission.
Special consideration will be given to students from universities that are not major Korean studies institutions.
A narrative description of the dissertation topic, short application
form, and letter of recommendation from the student's primary adviser
are required as part of the application.