Merose Hwang has held positions as a research fellow at the Institute for Korean Studies, Yonsei University and a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for the Study of Religion, Sogang University, in Seoul, South Korea. They are a two-time recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute grant and a three-time fellowship recipient of the Korea Foundation.
- B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
- M.A., Yonsei University, Republic of Korea
- Ph.D., University of Toronto, Canada
- Modern East Asial social, cultural and gender history, with a particular focus on Cold War genocides and spiritual community restoration
- “Decolonizing North Korean Studies: Unlearning the History of Enemy States,” for consideration in Asia Shorts book series, “Who is the Asianist: The Politics of Representation in Asian Studies,” Association for Asian Studies Publications (under review).
- “Ritual Specialists in Colonial Drag: Shamanic Interventions in 1920s Korea,” in Queer Korea, edited by Todd Henry (Duke University Press, Perverse Modernities Series, Jan 2020): 55-89.
- “Teaching Non-Violence through Asian History: An Evaluation of the North Korean Threat,” for Centering Korea in the Undergraduate Curriculum, edited by Michael Sprunger, (ASIANetwork Exchange special issue, under review).
- “Transgendering Shamans: A 1927 Historical Revisionist Project by Ch’oe Nam-sŏn and Yi Nŭng-hwa.” In Queer Korea, edited by Todd Henry, San Diego: Transnational Korean Studies, University of California, San Diego (Duke University Press, 2020): 55-89.
- “Shamanism in Korean History,” interview for Korea and the World Podcast on February 14, 2018, hosted by Maël Alan van Beek and Creative Commons, published on October 27, 2018. https://www.koreaandtheworld.org/merose-hwang/
- “The Asian Motherhood Stigma: A Historical Glance at Embedded Women’s Practices in Korean Colonial Media.” East Asian Motherhood: Politics and Practices, edited by Patti Duncan and Gina Wong. Toronto: Demeter Press, August, 2014.
- “Shamans and Superstitious Mothers: Modern Healthcare Discourse in 1920s-30s Korea.” Asian Journal of Women’s Studies 18, no. 1. Ehwa Women’s University Press (2012): 30-61.
- Hwang loves to hike and tango.