International Conference on Sociology of Korea (I-CSK)

October 6 (Thursday), 

18:00 – 19:00 Plenary Talk (Chair: Hyunjoon Park)

Emily Hannum (U. of Pennsylvania) “Learning from Social Change in East Asia: Benefits, Prospects, and Challenges”

19:00 – 21:00 Reception/Dinner


October 7 (Friday), Perry World House (3803 Locust Walk)

8:50 – 9:00      Introduction (Hyunjoon Park)

9:00 – 10:40    Family & Children (Chair: Sojung Lim)

Jaeyun Yim (U. of Texas, Austin) “Fertility Intentions of Korean Young Adults: Family Values and Their Impact”

Minjin Chae (Harvard U.) “Gender Essentialist Norms and Skeptical Attitudes toward Marriage among Korean Young Adults”

Sangsoo Lee (U. of Pennsylvania) “Trends in Couples’ Relative Education and Marital Success in South Korea”

Giyeon Seo (U. of Florida) ) “Work and Family Conflicts and Ideal Number of Children: A Cross-National Study”

10:40 – 10:55  Coffee Break

10:55 – 12:35   Gender & Sexualities (Chair: Hyeyoung Woo)

Hyunjeong Kwak (Yonsei U.) “Sexual Health, Behaviors, and Network of Korean Adults Living in Seoul”

Hanee Choi (Rutgers U.) “Gendered Strategies and Challenges of Making a Farmers’ Market Movement: A Case Study on Marché Farmers’ Market in Seoul”

Jaeyeon Lee (Yonsei U.) “Women’s Labor in Contradictory Demands: Pro-work Conservative Gender Ideology and Women’s Labor using Latent Profile Analysis (LPA)”

Jaein Lee (Gettysburg College) “Changing Attitudes toward Homosexuality in South Korea during 1996-2017: Gendered Life Course Perspective”

12:35 – 13:45  Lunch

13:45 – 15:00  Aging & Life Course (Chair: Jaein Lee)

Eunha Hwang (Korea U.) “How Social Isolation Affects Suicidal Ideation among the Baby Boomer (the pre-Elderly) in South Korea: The Mediating Effect of Later Life Expectation”

Sung Eun Cho (Yonsei U.) “Socioeconomic Disparities in Leisure among the Urban Older Adults: The Moderating Effect of Digital Usage”

Hyeyoung Woo (Portland State U.) “The Meaning and Process of Cohabitation in South Korea: Age and Class Differences”

 15:00 – 15:15  Coffee Break

15:15 – 16:30  Network, Politics, and Consumption (Chair: Jung In)

Heejo Lee (Korea U.) “Emergence of Opposition to Political Correctness in the Younger Koreans”

Jae Won Kim (Ewha Womans U.) “Consumer’s Ethical Consumption Consciousness and Related Factors”

Eun Kyong Shin (Korea U.) “Double-edged Network Effects on the ‘Comfort Woman’ in Sexual Abuse Publicizing”

16:40 – 17:40  Poster Session

Inchan Hwang (Yonsei U.) “Poverty Trajectories during Adolescence and College Entrance”

Grazia Milano (L’Orientale U. of Naples) “Possible Gender-based Different Behavior Trends among South Korean Youth concerning Family: The Influence of Discourses on Gender Conflict on the Aging of the South Korean Population”

Minsu Yoo (Seoul National U.) “Performing Bodies in Medical Experiences: Mechanisms and Clinical Cases of Drama Therapy”

Da Eun Son (Korea U.) “Analysis of Problems in Transition for Employment to Seoul of Region Youth”

Jungmin Shin (University at Albany) “The Boundary Making of Korean MNCs and the Role of Ethnicity”

Rachel Lee (Columbia U.) “Exploring Korean Immigrant Parenting Practices and Perceptions by Primary Language: A Mixed-Method Study”

Jung In (U. of Oxford) “Geographic Mobility and Direct Effect of Social Origin in Korea”

18:00 – 20:00 Welcoming Remark/Toast/Dinner (Gi-Wook Shin), 2nd Floor, McNeil Building (3718 Locust Walk)


October 8 (Saturday), Houston Hall Golkin Room (3417 Spruce Street)

9:00 – 10:40    Stratification & Inequality (Chair: ChangHwan Kim)

Soo-yong Byun (The Pennsylvania State U.) “Trends in the Gender Gap in Students’ Occupational Expectations in South Korea”

Sejin Um (New York U.) “Gendered Anticipations of Parenthood and Work Pathways in South Korea”

Seungyeon Jung (Yonsei U.) “Stratified Second Chances: Who Choose a Double Major?”

Eugene Hwang (Yonsei U.) “The Role of Positive Parenting on Grit – Does SES Differentials Matter?”

10:40 – 10:55  Coffee Break

10: 55 – 12:10  Migration & Immigration (Chair: Jonathan Jarvis)

ChangHwan Kim (U. of Kansas) “Hyper-selectivity or Culture? An Assessment based on the Regional Variation in Asian American Children’s School Enrollment”

Hee Eun Kwon (U. of California, San Diego) “Cosmoplitian Performance: Korean Expatriate Families in the United Arab Emirates”

Minjeong Kim (San Diego State U.) “Social and Geographical Stratifications within Transborder Ethnic Community – the Case of U.S. – Mexico Korean Immigrants”

 12:15 – 13:30 Lunch/Panel on the Future of Sociology of Korea (Chair: Hyunjoon Park)

Seungsook Moon (Vassar College) & Kwang-Yeong Shin (Chung-Ang U.)