Kweon Sug-In

Field of Study

Years of Stay at HYI

Sep 2011 to Jul 2012

University Affiliation

Sug-In Kweon is Professor of Anthropology at Seoul National University, Korea. She received her B.A. and M.A. from Seoul National University and her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Stanford University. She has been interested in the issue of identity politics, in particular, building of identities of marginal groups in modern Japan including local communities, ethnic Koreans in Japan, and Japanese-Brazilian laborers in Japan. During the last several years, her main research interest has centered on Japanese settlers in colonial Korea with a focus on daily lives and practices of the ‘ordinary’ Japanese migrants. At HYI, Kweon will focus on the issue of gender within the Japanese settler community and investigate the ‘benefits’ and ‘constraints’ of the colonial context for the women.

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