Hyun Ok Park
Hyun Ok Park is an associate professor of sociology at York University which she joined in 2007 after receiving PhD in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley and teaching at New York University. She has written widely on global capitalism, transnational migration of Koreans, Japanese empire, democratic politics, and the issue of comparison and comparability. Hyun Ok Park is the author of Two Dreams in One Bed: Empire, Social Life, and the Origins of the North Korean Revolution in Manchuria (Duke University Press, 2005). Her latest book is The Capitalist Unconscious: From Korean Unification to Transnational Korea (Columbia University Press, 2015). She has been a member and a visitor at the Institute for Advanced for Advanced Study in Princeton, as well as a recipient of John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellowship and the American Council of Learned Societies fellowship.
(On sabbatical leave, 2015-2016)
Keywords: Korean transnational labour migration; national, human, ethnic and labour rights; South Korea