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Nam Center NEKST Graduate Conference | 8th International Conference of NextGen Korean Studies Scholars (NEKST)

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
6:00-9:30 PM
Off Campus Location
Full conference details:

Please note: This session will be held virtually EST through Zoom. This webinar is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Once you've registered the joining information will be sent to your email.

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The 8th International Conference of NextGen Korean Studies Scholars (NEKST) which will be held virtually across five days from May 10-14. At the NEKST conference, graduate students in Korean studies will have the opportunity to share their research, receive feedback from Korean studies faculty members and other graduate students, as well as contribute toward building a dynamic, multidisciplinary community of future Korean studies scholars.

The five-day conference will feature panel presentations, workshop sessions for dissertation chapters/advanced papers, a roundtable discussion session, a professional development workshop, and an artist talk. We will host prominent Korean studies faculty members from across disciplines and institutions to serve as discussants, as well as mentors.


The 8th NEKST conference is sponsored by the Nam Center for Korean Studies at the University of Michigan with support from the Academy of Korean Studies. The conference organizing committee is composed of graduate students at the University of Michigan.

NEKST Organizing Committee

Graduate Students

Youngkyun Choi (Committee Chair; Romance Languages and Literatures)
Yeon-ju Bae (Anthropology)
Cristian Casanova (Public Policy)
Haely Chang (History of Art)
Jieun Chang (Psychology)
Rey Jeong (Stamps School of Art & Design)
Hojung Joo (Political Science)
Sunhong Kim (School of Music, Theatre, and Dance)
Wooseok Kim (Political Science, Statistics)
Hayeon Lee (Anthropology, Social Work)
Samuel Byung-Deuk Lee (Biomechanics)
Won Park (CSE, Computer Science)
Seulgi Son (Urban and Regional Planning)
Cameron White (Asian Languages and Cultures)
Tony Zhang (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Faculty Advisor

Nojin Kwak (Nam Center, Communication and Media)

Post-Doc Advisor

Rory Walsh (Nam Center)

Kelsey Langton (Nam Center)
Evan Vowell (Nam Center)

For further information, please contact and check for updates on this page.

Previous NEKST Conferences
Information about previous NEKST conferences can be found through this link.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Asia, Korea
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Nam Center for Korean Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures
Upcoming Dates:
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 6:00-9:30 PM