Korea Foundation Professor of Sociology
Hyunjoon Park is Director of the James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Park received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005.
He has published a single-authored book, Re-Evaluating Education in Japan and Korea: De-mystifying Stereotypes and co-edited a book, Korean Education in Changing Economic and Demographic Contexts, with Kyung-Keun Kim, and two previous volumes of Research in the Sociology of Education (Vol 19. Family Environments, School Resources, and Educational Outcomes with Grace Kao; and Vol. 17. Globalization, Changing Demographics, and Educational Challenges in East Asia with Emily Hannum, Professor of Sociology, and Yuko Butler).
Park has also edited three journal special issues as either a single editor or co-editor, on the topics of education as a positional good, young adults in East Asia, and growing up in one-parent families in Asia. He has published more than 70 journal articles and book chapters. Park is the director of the research lab, “Korean Millennials: Coming of Age in the Era of Inequality,” which is investigating multifaceted challenges faced by Korean Millennials in their pathways to adulthood in the context of rising inequality (supported by the Academy of Korean Studies).