From February 17 to May, 2014, the GEAS will be joined by Prof. Dong-Choon Kim as a visiting professor.
During his time, he has given a lecture in the GEAS Summer Lecture Series on "Institutionalized Justice: The South Korean Truth and Reconciliation Commission“. In addition, he will take part in the conference on Human Rights in North Korea, hosted by the Institute for Korean Studies in cooperation with the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRC).
Dong-Choon Kim is Associate Professor of Sociology at Sung Kong Hoe University in Seoul, Korea, and served as a Standing Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of the Republic of South Korea from 2005 to 2010..
Professor Kim received his PhD in Sociology from Seoul National University in 1993. The main areas of Professor Kim’s research have been historical sociology of Korean politics, working class formation, and the Korean War. As an activist, Professor Kim has been at the center of progressive academic movements since the 1980s. His books include Social Movements in 1960s Korea (1991), A Study of Korea’s Working Class (1995), Shadow of Modernity (2000), War and Society (2000), Engine of America-Market and War (2004). War and Society has been translated into German, Japanese, and English ("The Unending Korean War").