Merose Hwang is an Assistant Professor of History and the Program Coordinator for the Asian Studies Minor at Hiram College. She has held positions as a research fellow at the Institute for Korean Studies, Yonsei University (2003-05) and a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for the Study of Religion, Sogang University (2016), in Seoul, South Korea. She has received grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Kathryn W. Davis Fellowship for Peace, Korea Foundation’s Rising Stars Program, Connaught Fellowship, Samsung Fellowship, the Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies, and most recently the Korea Foundation.
- B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
- M.A., Yonsei University, Republic of Korea
- PH.D., University of Toronto, Canada
Worked as a freelance translator for the Academy of Korean Studies at Seoul National University and the Institute for Korean Studies at Yonsei University. Areas of interest include 19th and 20th century East Asian social, cultural, and gender history. Research area includes history of print media discourse on shamanism and superstition in colonial Korea. Current book project is on the history of death narratives in Korea’s national history.
- Hwang, Merose. “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, under review).
- Hwang, Merose. “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.
- Hwang, Merose. “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, Merose. “The Mudang: Shamanism in Colonial Korea.” Han Kut: Critical Writing and Art by Korean Canadian Women (Toronto: Innana Publications, 2007): 103-120.
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- Learned to swim 10 years ago