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The 2012 Conference - "Korean American Experiences: History and Contemporary Trends"

Saturday, November 17, 2012 8:30 AM

Campbell Dome at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Flushing, NY 11367

The Research Center for Korean Community at Queens College is pleased to announce its Third Annual Gala and Conference. The gala benefit reception dinner will take place at Dae Dong Manor Korean Restaurant in Flushing on Friday, November 16, 2012. The conference will take place the following day, Saturday, November 17, 2012, in the Campbell Dome at Queens College. The theme of this year's conference is the history and contemporary trends of Korean American experiences. There will be ten presenters at the conference, including five recipients of our Center's dissertation scholarships from 2011 and 2012, three staff members of our Center, and two local Korean American scholars.
Topics at the conference will include the career paths of American-born second-generation children of Korean immigrants, inequality and social mobility among Korean Americans, the importance of social capital, the relationship between Korean merchants and their Latino employees, national and cultural identity issues involving Korean adoptees, the achievements of Korean students in science classes, K-Town NYC as an emerging immigrant enclave, and a few other detailed studies of Korean American experiences.
Conference Program
Theme - "Korean American Experiences: History and Contemporary Trends"
8:30-9:00       Coffee and Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:20       Welcome and Opening Remarks

                     Yung Duk Kim, Co-chair of Research Foundation for Korean Community

                     Pyong Gap Min, Director of the Research Center for Korean Community
9:20-10:20     Kimberly McKee, The Ohio State University
                     “National and Cultural Belonging: Adult Korean Adoptees’ Articulation of Self”
                     In Seo Son, Duke University
                     “Yellow in White Suits: Racialized Paths to Career of Children of Korean Immigrants”
10:20-11:30    Break
11:30-12:30    Young A Jung, George Mason University
                      “Mencius Mothers’ Place Making: School District Belonging and Informative Network”
                     Minjung Ryu, University of Maryland 
                      “Korean Immigrant Adolescents' Identities, Participations, and Learning in Science
                     Classrooms: A Perspective beyond Achievement Data”
12:30-1:40      Lunch
1:40-2:40        Chang Won Lee, University of Maryland
                      “More than Human Capital: Inequality and Social Mobility among Korean Americans”
                      Pyong Gap Min, Queens College, and Sou Hyun Jang, Dotoral Student at CUNY Graduate
                      “The Relationship between Korean Merchants and Latino Employees”
2:40-2:50       Break
2:50-3:50       Pyong Gap Min, Queens College and CUNY Graduate Center
                     “The Effect of Patterns of Korean Enclaves in Queens and Bergen Counties on Community
                     Jong Moo Cho, Journalist and Historian
                     “The Korean Community in the New York-New Jersey Area during the Post-War Period
3:50-4:00       Break
4:00-5:00       Joong Hwan Oh, Hunter College
                     “Housing and Community Discourses on a Korean American Online Community: The
                     Importance of Social Capital”
                     Jinwon Kim, CUNY Graduate Center
                     "The Traditional Ethnic Enclave Model Reconsidered: Manhattan’s Koreatown toward
                     a Transnational Consumption Space"


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