Call for Papers: 10th Annual KSI Graduate Symposium at USC

10th Annual USC KSI Virtual Graduate Symposium: Korea, East Asia, and/or Asian Diasporas

Symposium Date: Thursday, February 10, 2022, 1-5 PM PDT (via Zoom).

The USC Korean Studies Institute is pleased to announce the tenth annual virtual graduate student symposium and invite paper proposals and discussant applications. This symposium aims to professionalize graduate students, nurture their scholarship, and create interdisciplinary networks of Ph.D. students working on research related to Korea, East Asia, and/or Asian diasporas. The symposium provides students from various institutions with the chance to meet and share research in progress with their peers and participating faculty. In addition, participants can engage with a faculty panel that will build their professional and research skills.

Graduate students from any department and any university are encouraged to submit paper proposals or serve as discussants. We hope to achieve an interdisciplinary mix of research papers from both the social sciences and humanities. Particularly encouraged are research papers that include Korea in a larger comparative or theoretical framework.

Paper Proposals and Applications for Discussants Deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021

Participation: Students can take part in the symposium as presenters or discussants. Please indicate in your cover letter which role you are applying for by October 15th to

For paper proposals: please e-mail your CV, a short cover letter, and 250-word abstract.
To apply as discussant: please submit your CV and short cover letter.

Questions can be directed to the organizing committee at