Kim Seong Nae
Field of Study
Years of Stay at HYI
Jul 2015 to Mar 2016
Kim Seong Nae is currently Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Sogang University in Korea. She is a founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Korean Religions (JKR), the only English-language academic journal dedicated to the study of Korean religions, which was launched in the autumn of 2010 by the Institute for the Study of Religion at Sogang. Her first book in Korean language, Han’guk Mugyo ui Munhwa Inryuhak [Cultural Anthropology of Korean Shamanism] (2018) is awarded the 2020 Yim Sok-jae Prize for academic achievement and publication in anthropological field. Her forthcoming book, tentatively entitled “Violence and Cultural Memory in Korea,” draws on contemporary issues of state violence and traumatic memory with the case of the Cheju April 3 (‘4.3’) Incident (1947 -1954) on Cheju Island. Her recent publication includes “Memory politics and the emergence of a women’s sphere to counter historical violence in Korea,” in Gender, Transitional Justice and Memorial Arts, edited by Jelke Boesten and Helen Scanlon (Routledge, 2021), “Placing the Dead in the Postmemory of the Cheju Massacre in Korea,” Journal of Religion (University of Chicago Press), Vol.99, No.1, Jan 2019.
Current Research Projects: a book publication tentatively titled “Violence and Cultural Memory in Korea”
“Placing the Dead in the Postmemory of the Cheju Massacre in Korea” Journal of Religion (University of Chicago Press) Vol.99, No.1, Jan 2019, 80-97.
Chapter 5 “Memory Politics and a Women’s Sphere in Korea,” in Gender, Transitional Justice and Memorial Arts: global perspectives on commemoration and mobilization, edited by Jelke Boesten and Helen Scanlon (Routledge, 2021).