2nd International Conference on Sociology of Korea (I-CSK) Program

October 12 (Thursday): 6 – 8 pm Conference Reception

                                           (Kim Center for Korean Studies, #310, 3600 Market Street)

October 13 (Friday): Kim Center for Korean Studies, #310, 3600 Market Street

8:00 – 8:50: Breakfast

8:50 – 9:00: Welcome & Introduction

9:00 – 10:40: Family (Moderator: Jaein Lee)

           Katelyn Kim (U. of Pennsylvania), “Fertility Choices of Female Marriage Migrants in South Korea: Associations with Gender Role Attitudes

           Soo-Yeon Yoon (Sonoma State U.) & Hyunjoon Park (U. of Pennsylvania), “Gender-Role Attitudes and Marriage Desires among Unmarried Adults in South Korea”

           Seongsoo Choi (Yonsei U.), Jung In (U. of Copenhagen), & Haeseul Yu (Yonsei U.), “Higher Education and Family Formation among Young Adults in South Korea: Do What College You Go to and What Major You Take Shape Your Family in 15 Years?”

           So-Jung Lim (Utah State U.), “Nonstandard Employment and Marital Instability in South Korea”

10:40 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12: 40 Gender & Sexualities (Moderator: Minjeong Kim)

           Suyeon Jang (U. of California, Irvine), “Sacrificed at the Altar No More: Women and the Rise of Marriage Avoidance in South Korea”

           Yujin Kim (Kangwon National U.), Hyeyoung Woo (Portland State U.), & Hyunjoon Park (U. of Pennsylvania), “The Meaning and Process of Cohabitation in South Korea”

           Meera Choi (Yale U.), “Unlearning Gendered Dating through the Lens of Violence? A Study on South Korean Women Refusing Heterosexual Love”

           Hyeyoung Woo (Portland State U.) & Jieha Lee (Soongsil U.), “Sexual Minority Women in Contemporary Korea”

12:40 – 13:40 Lunch

13:40 – 15:20 (Im)migration, Race & Ethnicity (Moderator: Hyeyoung Woo) 

           Hong Jo Jo (Chicago U.), “”Men’s Circle”: Education-Mediated Capital Conversion and Its Inconvertibility in Elite International Student Mobility”

           Minjeong Kim (San Diego State U.) & Ilju Kim (Utsunomiya U.), “The Second Generation’s Perception of Public Support Programs for Multicultural Families”

           Dasom Lee (U. of California, San Diego), “Learning to Become a Migrant: Migrant Training for Vietnamese Migrant Workers and Marriage Migrants to South Korea”

           Jinwon Kim (City Tech, CUNY), “Blackface in Korean Bodies: Black Characters and Legacies of Blackface in the Korean Entertainment Industry and Media” 

15:20 – 15:40 Coffee Break

15:40 – 16:55 Other Topics (Moderator: Jung In)  

            Rochelle Leonor (U. of the Philippines), “Framing the Memory of a War: A Comparative Analysis of Korean War Memorials in South Korea and the Philippines”

            Su Yeon Jeon (U. of Pennsylvania), “Latecomer Firms in the Global Regulatory Chain”

            Yeonjoo Kim (U. of British Columbia), “Voluntary Quitting in South Korea: A Complex Interplay of Learning, Work, and Life for Korean Millennials”

 18:00 – Conference Dinner


October 14 (Saturday): Kim Center for Korean Studies (#310, 3600 Market Street)

8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 – 10:40 Stratification & Inequality (Moderator: So-Jung Lim)

            Chaeyoon Lim (U. of Wisconsin-Madison), Yoonyoung Na (Seoul National U.) & Hyeona Park (Seoul National U.), “Rich Friends, Poor Friends: Education and Class Homophily in Close Non-kin Networks in Korea”

            Heeyoun Shin (U. of Kansas) & ChangHwan Kim (U. of Kansas), “How Do Children of Self-locate Themselves in Social Hierarchy? Educational Homogamy, Sustaining Male-Breadwinner Norms, and Children’s Subjective Social Status”

            Haeseul Yu (Yonsei U.) & Seongsoo Choi (Yonsei U.), “Long-Term Effect of High School Vocational Education: The Labor Market Status of the Graduates in their Early 30s”

            Andrew Taeho Kim (U. of Pennsylvania), Hyunjoon Park (U. of Pennsylvania), Meir Yaish (U. of Haifa), & Inkwan Chung (Soongsil U.), “Intergenerational Educational Mobility and Life-Course Income Trajectory in Korea”

 10:40 -11:00 Coffee Break

 11:00 – 12:40 Political/Economic Sociology (Moderator: Su Yeon Jeon)

            Ji-Eun Ahn (U. of Edinburgh), “From Battles to Buggies: Change in the Culture of Protests and the Routinisation of Candlelight Vigil in South Korea”

           Hyunsik Chun (U. of Iowa), “The Dynamics of Grand Corruption and Anti-Corruption Campaigns: Isolated Investigation, Partisan Polarization, and Social Movements”

           Lana Hye-Joe Park (U. of Virginia), “Meaning-Constitutive Interests: Making Sense of Suffering after the 4.16 Sewol Ferry Tragedy”

           Hyangseon Ahn (U. of California, San Diego), “From Law to Movement: Fostering Victim Identity through Legal Mobilization”

 12:40 – 13:40 Lunch

 13:40 – 15:20 Health, Perceptions, and Attitudes (Moderator: ChangHwan Kim)

          Jae-mahan Shim (Korea U.), “Bothering to Give: Experiences of Blood Plasma Donation among COVID19 Survivors in Korea”

          Gayoung Choi (Sungkyunkwan U.), Haena Lee (Sungkyunkwan U.) & Jong Hyun Jung (Sungkyunkwan U.) “Is Bridge Employment Good for Health? A Longitudinal Analysis”

          Jaein Lee (Arkansas State U.) & Zhiyong Lin (U. of Texas, San Antonio), “Religion, Religiosity and Acceptance toward Suicide in South Korea”

          Harris Hyun-Soo Kim (Ewha Womans U.), “Barbarians at the Gate? Immigrant Threat, Immigrant Contribution, and Outgroup Sentiments in South Korea”

15:20 – 15:40 Coffee Break

15:40 – 16:40 Plenary Session

           James Raymo (Princeton U.), “Ultra-low Fertility in Korea and Comparison with Japan”

 18:00 – Conference Differ