Hwasook B. Nam

Curriculum Vitae

Jackson School of International Studies/ Department of History
Thomson Hall
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
(206)685-7756
hsnam@u.washington.edu

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT

James B. Palais Endowed Assistant Professor in Korea Studies, Jackson School of International Studies and the Department of History, University of Washington, September 2007 to the present

Assistant Professor, History Department, University of Utah, 2005-2007

Assistant Professor Lecturer, History Department, University of Utah, 2003-2005

Instructor, History Department, University of Washington, March to June 2003

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Department of History, University of Washington, May 2003

    Fields:
  • Korean history
  • Modern Japanese history
  • Modern Chinese history
  • US labor history

Dissertation: "Labor's Place in South Korean Development:
Shipbuilding Workers, Capital, and the State, 1960-79"

M.A., Korean History Department, Seoul National University, 1989
Thesis: "United Front Theory and the Kunwu Association in the 1920s Women's Movement"

B.A., Korean History Department, Seoul National University, 1984

Classical Chinese Training Course, Kugyok yonsuwon [Classical Chinese-Korean Translation Training Institute] (Seoul, Korea), two-year course completed, 1987.

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS

Fulbright Scholar Research Award, August 2009 to February 2010

Junior Research Fellow Grant, the Academy of Korean Studies, August to December, 2007

Short-term Research Travel Grant, Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, May to June, 2006

Dissertation Research Fellowship, Korea Program, Social Science Research Council, 1996-1997

Center for Labor Studies Graduate Research Award, University of Washington, 1995

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Building Ships, Building a Nation: Korea's Democratic Unionism under Park Chung Hee. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2009

Articles and Chapters in Books

"Narratives of Women Workers in South Korea's ‘Democratic (Minju)' Union Movement of the 1970s, " The Review of Korean Studies, Vol. 12 No. 4 (December 2009)

"Shipyard Women and the Politics of Gender: A Case Study of the KSEC Yard in South Korea." In Elyssa Faison, and Ruth Barraclough, eds., Gender and Labor in Korea and Japan: Sexing Class. London: Routledge, July 2009

"Book review: Pioneers of Korean Studies" (ed. Kyeong-il Kim, 2004), The Review of Korean Studies vol. 10, no. 2 (Seongnam, Korea: Academy of Korean Studies, 2007)

"Sahoejuui yosong undong ui tungjang kwa yosong undong ui punhwa" [The Emergence of the Socialist Women's Movement and the Developing Division in the Women's Movement] and "Kunuhoe undong" [The Movement of the Kunu Association]. In Han'guk yosong yon'guhoe yosongsa punkwa [Women's History Division of the Society for Korean Women's Studies] ed., Han'guk yosongsa: Kundae p'yon [Korean Women's History: Modern Period]. Seoul: P'ulpit, 1992

"1920-yondae yosong undong eso ui hyoptong chonsonnon kwa Kunuhoe" [United Front Theory and the Kunu Association in the 1920s Women's Movement], Han'guk saron [Studies on Korean History] Vol. 25 (June 1991) (Seoul: Seoul National University Press, 1991) "Yojanggun Kim Myongsi ui saengae" [Life of a Woman General, Kim Myongsi], Yosong 2 [Women 2], edited by Han'guk yosongsa yon'guhoe [the Society for Korean Women's History]. Seoul: Ch'angjak kwa pip'yongsa, 1988

INVITED LECTURES AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

"Korean History as Studied in the U.S." Department of Korean History, Seoul National University, Seoul, February 3, 2009

"Narratives of Women Workers in South Korea's "Minju" Union Movement" at the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Chicago, March 28, 2009

"When Workers Had a Voice: A Hidden History of the Early Park Chung Hee Years," University of Washington, February 6, 2008, inaugural speech as recipient of the James B. Palais Professorship in Korea Studies

"Gender and Solidarity at a South Korean Shipyard" at the Academy of Korean Studies, South Korea, December 18, 2007

"A New Perspective for the Study of the Korean Labor Movement of the 1950s and 1960s: Focusing on the case of Korea Shipbuilding and Engineering Corporation" at the Labor History Institute, Sungkonghoe University, South Korea, August 31, 2007

"Shipyard Women and the Politics of Gender: A Case Study of the KSEC Yard in South Korea" at the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Boston, March 24, 2007

"Korean Shipyard Women and the Politics of Gender" at "Gender and Labor in Korea and Japan" Workshop, University of Sydney, Australia, July 10-12, 2006

"Democracy, Equality, and Living Wages: Rethinking the Politics of the South Korean Labor Movement" at "Roots of Egalitarianism in Korea" Conference, University of Utah, February 2006

"Acts Democratic: Uncovering the Meanings of Worker Activism in Postwar South Korea" at the Korea Institute, Harvard University, March 2005

"To Build a Nation: Discourses of Resistance among South Korean Shipbuilding Workers" at the Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University, February 2005

"The Labor Movement and South Korean Democratization" at Southern Utah University's "International Week 2004: Korea: A Divided Country," November 2004

"Democracy, Labor Rights, and Equality: South Korean Shipbuilding Workers in the 1960s" in Panel "The Changing Mentalities of South Korean Workers." 2004

Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Seattle, Washington, October 2004

"Labor's Place in South Korean Economic Development, 1961-1979." Claremont- McKenna College conference on New Directions in Korean History, Claremont, California, April 2003

"Sources of Labor Militancy: How Much Does Gender Matter?" POSCO International Symposium on Korean Studies: New Dimensions in Korean Historiography, P`ohang, South Korea, October 2002

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Elected board member (2009-2010 to 2011-2012), Committee on Korean Studies (CKS), Association for Asian Studies

Member of the Editorial Board, Society and History (Korean Social History Association, Korea), March 2010 to the present

Co-Editor, Journal of Korean Studies (Center for Korean Studies, University of Washington), September 2008 to July 2009

Member of the Editorial Board, The Review of Korean Studies (Academy of Korean Studies, Korea), September 2007 to the present

Member of the Board, The Korean American Historical Society (Seattle), September 2007 to the present

Overseas advisor, Seoul Journal of International Studies (Seoul National University), 2005-2006

Organizer, "Roots of Egalitarianism in Korea" Conference, University of Utah, February 9-10, 2006

Chair/Moderator, Panel "Progressive Social Movements in Contemporary Korea." Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Phoenix, Arizona, October 2003.