Dr. Jin-Heon Jung
Institute of Korean Studies
Department of History and Cultural Studies
Freie Universität Berlin
Director of Research Unit IV 'Social Policy and Integration'
11/2009 – Present
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
Research Fellow & the Seoul Lab Coordinator, for a project on <Urban Aspirations in Seoul: Religion and Megacities in Comparative Studies>, supported by The Academy of Korean Studies funded by Korean government from October 2011 to September 2016, for a total amount of 150 million KRW (around 1 million Euro).
Ph. D., August 2002 – July 2010. Social Cultural Anthropology.
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL.
Dissertation: “Free to Be: North Korean Migrants and the South Korean Evangelical Church” (Nancy Abelmann, Chair; Andrew Orta; Martin Manalansan; Ellen Moodie; Kenneth Wells)
M.A., Completion March 1999 – February 2001. Cultural Anthropology.
Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea. GPA: 3.88
Fields of Study: Japanese Studies; Anthropology of Middle East; Religion; Methodology; Theories of Anthropology; Refugee & Migration
B.A., March 1988 – February 1995. Korean Language and Literature.
Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.
Awarded Fall 1988, Spring 1989, Spring-Fall 1994
HONORS, FELLOWSHIP, AND GRANTS
2011 October ~ 2016 September. Research Grant for <Urban Aspirations in Seoul: Religion and Megacities in Comparative Studies> (directed by Prof. Peter van der Veer) supported by the Academy of Korean Studies Grant funded by Korean government
2009 June ~ October, 2009. Max-Planck-Institute Ph. D. Fellowship
2008 Spring. Block Grant, Graduate College of University of Illinois
2006 Fall -2007. Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
2006 Spring. Graduate College Dissertation Travel Grant, University of Illinois
2005 Summer. Pre-Dissertation Summer Research Grant Recipient, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois
2004 Summer. NSF Summer Fieldwork Training Fellowship for Graduate Students, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois
1995. Honored Graduate for a Distinguished Service, Hanyang University, Korea
1994. Im Su-gyŏng Unification Literature Prize, The Federation of Korean University Students, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.
1988-1994Four semesters, College Fellowship, Hanyang University
Area Specialization: East Asia (Korea, Japan, China), Europe (Germany), United States, Post-socialist Eastern Europe.
Topical and Theoretical interests: Religion & Nationalism, Migration & Refugee Studies, Urban Aspirations, the Cold-War studies, Globalization
Books & Edited Volumes
2015. Migration and Religion in East Asia: North Korean Migrants’ Evangelical Encounters. Global Diversities Series. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
2015. Co-edited (with A. Horstmann). Building Noah’s Ark for Migrants, Refugee, and Religious Communities. The Contemporary Anthropology of Religion Series. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
2015. Co-author. Muŏsi hakkyo hyŏksinŭl chisokkanŭnghake hanŭnka?: Tokil, Mikuk, Hankuk hyŏksin hakkyoŭi him(What make school reforming sustainable?: German, American, and Korean Reformed Schools’ Power). Seoul: Mame tŭrim. (in Korean)
2007. Co-author. Han’guk tamunhwa juŭi: hyŏnsil kwa chaengchŏm (Official English title, South Korean Multiculturalism: A Critical Review). Seoul: Hanul Academy Publication. (in Korean)
2002. Co-author. Bukaneseo on nae chingu (My friend from North Korea: Alternative class textbook for elementary school students). Seoul: Uri-Kyouk. (in Korean)
Articles & Book Chapters
2016. “The Religious-Political Aspirations of North Korean Migrants and Protestant Churches in Seoul,” Journal of Korean Religions, 7(2): 123-148.
2016. (with Peter van der Veer) “Introduction: Urban Aspirations of Seoul” Journal of Korean Religions, 7(2): 5-9.
2016. “Yurŏpesŏui hankukhak tonghyangkwa jŏnmang” (A Trend and Prospect of Korean Studies in Europe), Hankukmunhwayŏngku 31(0): 271-287. (in Korean)
2015. “皈依基督教的地下通道: 北朝鲜 移民与东北亚的新教传教士 (Underground Railroads of Christian Conversion: North Korean Migrants and Evangelical Missionary Networks in Northeast Asia),” Cultural Diversity in China 1(2): 179-203. (A reprint of one in Encounters 4(0): 163-188)
2015. “Conversion to Be: The Christian Encounters of North Korean Migrants in late Cold War Korea,” in Atheist Secularism and its Discontents: A Comparative Study of Religion and Communism in Eurasia, edited by Tam T. Ngo and Justine B. Quijada. 190-209. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
2015. Co-authored with Hyun-chul Kim, “Hankuk-Tokil hakkyo kyosa insike kich’ohan sot’ong chungsim mirae kyoyuk t’amsaek” (A Search for a Communication-Oriented Future Education Based on a Survey of Korean and German School Teachers), Kyoyuk ch’ŏlhak, 56(0), pp. 1-33. (in Korean)
2015. “Some Tears of Religious Aspiration: Dynamics of Korean Suffering in Post-War Seoul, South Korea,” World History Connected, June 2015. <http://worldhistoryconnected.press.illinois.edu/12.2/forum_jung.html>
2015. “Refugee and Religious Narratives: The Conversion of North Koreans from Refugees to God’s Warriors,” in Building Noah’s Ark for Migrants, Refugees, and Religious Communities, edited by Alexander Horstmann and Jin-Heon Jung. 77-100. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
2015. Co-authored with A. Horstmann. “Introduction: Refugees and Religion,” in Building Noah’s Ark for Migrants, Refugees, and Religious Communities, edited by Alexander Horstmann and Jin-Heon Jung. 1-20. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
2015. “The Politics of De-secularization: Christian Churches and North Korean Migrants in Seoul,” in Handbook of Religion and the Asian City: Aspiration and Urbanization in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Peter van der Veer. 254-272. Berkeley: University of California Press.
2014. “North Korean Migrants in South Korea: From Heroes to Burdens and First Unifiers,” in Multiethnic Korea?: Multiculturalism, Migration, and Peoplehood Diversity in Contemporary South Korea, edited by John Lie. 142-164. Berkeley: University of California Press. Institute of East Asian Studies.
2014. “Ballooning Evangelism: Psychological Warfare and Christianity in the Divided Korea,” Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (MMG) Working Paper, 14-07.
2013. “Bukhan ijumin chonggyogikwan kyoyukprograemŭi minjokjijŏk koch’al (Ethnographic Study on a Mega-Church Training Program for North Korean Migrants in South Korea),” Korean Journal of Religious Education, Vol. 42 (0): 143-161. (in Korean)
2013. “Narrativization of Religious Conversion: “Christian Passage” of North Korean Refugees in South Korea,” Hankukŏnŏmunhwa, Vol. 50(0): 269-288.
2013. “North Korean Refugees and the Politics of Evangelical Mission in the Sino-Korean Border Area,” The Journal of Korean Religions, Vol. 4 (2): 147-173.
2011. “Underground Railroads of Christian Conversion: North Korean Migrants and Evangelical Missionary Networks in Northeast Asia,” Encounters: An International Journal for the Study of Culture and Society, Vol. 4(0): 163-188.
2011. “State and Church in the Making of Post-Division Subjectivity: North Korean Migrants in South Korea,” Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (MMG) Working Paper, WP 11-12, http://www.mmg.mpg.de/fileadmin/user_upload/documents/wp/WP_11-12_Jung_North-Korean-Migrants-in-South-Korea.pdf
2011. (Co-authored) Iju inkwŏn kaidŭrain kuch‘uk ŭl wihan silt‘ae chosa (The Research on Actual Conditions of Immigrants Human Rights for Providing Guideline), directed by Chung Byung-Ho (Institute of Globalization and Multicultural Studies, Hanyang University), Seoul: National Human Rights Commission of Korea. (in Korean)
2011. (Co-authored) Iju inkwŏn kaidŭrain Jesian (Immigrants Human Rights Guideline), directed by Chung Byung-Ho (Institute of Globalization and Multicultural Studies, Hanyang University), Seoul: National Human Rights Commission of Korea. (in Korean)
2007. (Co-authored) Ijumin kongdongch’e ŭi munhwa tayangsŏng e daehan ch’osa yŏn’gu: Tamunhwa jido jejak (Study of cultural diversities among immigrant communities: Mapping Multiculturalism). Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Korea. (in Korean)
2002. April. “Haebang jŏngguk chidoja Paek Nam-un saengga tapsagi.” (A biographical article about Paek Nam-un, a socialist historian and leader in the era of liberation). Minjok 21 (in Korean).
2014. Review of Reading North Korea, by Sonia Ryang, Anthropological Quarterly, Vol. 87, No. 2, p. 583-588.
2012. Review of Witness to Transformation: Refugee Insights into North Korea, by Stephen Haggard and Marcus Noland, Journal of Refugee Studies, Vol. 15, No. 1, p. 161-162
Public Essays and Others
2016. “[책과 삶] 평화는 폭력을 줄여가는 과정 ([book and life] Peace is a process of reducing violence)” Kyunghayng Daily, June 10, http://news.khan.co.kr/kh_news/khan_art_view.html?artid=201606102004005&code=960205
2015. “Why do most North Korean migrants choose to be Protestant?” UCANEWS.com, October 14. http://www.ucanews.com/news/why-do-most-north-korean-migrants-choose-to-be-protestant/74427
2013-Feb. 2016. Monthly Editorial Essays entitled “Cosmopolitan Series,” Pungkyong, a Korean tabloid published in Germany. (in Korean)
2012. Poems “A day in November” and others, Asia Poem Vol. 7.
1998. Poems “At night with a meteoric shower” and others. Munhakwa Changjak, Fall. Seoul: Munhakwa Changjaksa. (in Korean)
1993. Monthly editorials for the year, Hanyang University Newspaper. (in Korean)
ACADEMIC WORKSHOPS/BOOK PROJECTS
2015. Coordinator. “Urban Futures in Asia: Aspiration, Speculation, Contention.” International Conference, organized by Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity & Harvard University Korean Institute, April 24-25 @ Harvard University, Cambridge, USA.
2013. Organizer. “Urban Aspirations of Seoul,” International conference on Seoul and Religion, by the Seoul Lab of Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, June 26-28 @ Seoul Institute, Seoul, South Korea
2012. Organizer. Workshop on Multiculturalism in South Korea. Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. March 8.
2011. Co-organizer (with Professor Alexander Horstmann, Mahidol University). “Transnational Religion, Missionization, and Refugee Migrants in Comparative Perspective.” International Workshop Series & Book Publication. Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. October 6-7, 2011. Göttingen, Germany.
2010. Session organizer. Religion and Body. 2010 International conference of the Korean Society of Cultural Anthropology.
2010. Roundtable organizer. Asia and Anthropology: Global Religious Network and Urban Aspirations in Mega-cities of Asia. 2010 International conference of the Korean Society of Cultural Anthropology.
2003-2009. Co-organizer (with Professor Nancy Abelmann). Korean Workshop Series. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.