Min Ah Park
Min Ah (Angie) is a PhD candidate in the English Department. Prior to her studies at York, she completed her MA (English) at the University of Victoria and her BA (English and Political Science) at the University of Toronto. Angie’s doctoral research focuses on the Korean-Canadian diaspora within Asian-Canadian studies, with the aim of highlighting the different exigencies of this community through examining its immigration histories, socio-cultural politics, lived experiences, and more particularly, its literary expression. To support the multidisciplinary aim of her research, Angie is pursuing dual diplomas in World Literature and Asian Studies through the Department of English and YCAR in addition to her doctoral degree. Angie is the 2018 recipient of the Dr. and Mrs. Woo Graduate Award in Korean Studies and in July 2018, she attended Harvard University’s Institute for World Literature held in Tokyo, Japan, as a York University delegate. She is fluent in both Korean and English and has volunteered actively in the Korean-Canadian community in areas of research, student development, social services, and translation.
Keywords: Korean-Canadian diaspora; Asian-Canadian studies; immigration histories; socio-cultural politics, lived experiences; literary expression