Eugene Y. Park
Korea Foundation Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Eugene Park is a broadly trained historian of East Asia, especially Korean politics and society. After conducting dissertation research for a year in South Korea as a Fulbright fellow (1995–96), he completed graduate study at Harvard and received his first academic appointment as an inaugural Postdoctoral Associate in East Asian Studies and Lecturer in History at Yale (1999). Subsequently he joined the standing faculty of the University of California, Irvine (2000) and then the University of Pennsylvania (2009), where he has also served as founding director of the James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies and as a member of the executive committee of the Center for East Asian Studies. He has also taught at Harvard, Korea University, McGill, Seoul National University, and Yonsei University. An author of four books, he has given a number of invited lectures and speeches, including the 26th Annual Stanley Spector Memorial Lecture on East Asian History and Civilization at Washington University in St. Louis (2019).