Office of Research

Center for Korea Studies


The Center for Korea Studies fosters teaching, research, and outreach related to Korea at the University of Washington and in North America. To this end the center currently supports a Korea Studies colloquia series, a visiting scholars program, student scholarships, international student exchange programs, an outreach program to K-12 educators, Korean language textbook development, and the publication of research on Korea in concert with the University of Washington Press.

Core Services Offered

Center for Korea Studies,
Colloquium speakers series, Journal of Korean studies, K-12 outreach, conferences, and graduate fellowships.
Korea Studies Program,
BA & MA in International Studies, emphasis on Korea; Visiting Scholars Program. Korean Language Program,
Minor and BA in Korean Language. East Asia Library, Korea Collection,

Funding Information:

Academy of Korean Studies grant 2007-2011.
Korea Foundation 2009-2012.
East Asian History Foundation 2010-2013. Sochon Foundation Scholarship.
Endowment - 2006 to present.

Reporting Structure:

Judy Howard, Divisional Dean of Social Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences

Related UW Entities:

College of Arts & Sciences, Department of History, Department of Anthropology, Department of Asian Language and Literature, Department of Political Science, School of Law,
School of Social Work

Center Details

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Director: Sorensen, Clark
Location: 431 Thomson Hall
Year Started: 2006
Administrator / Program Manager: Lim, Young Sook
Administering College/School: College of Arts & Sciences 
P.I. Home Department: Jackson School of International Studies 
Faculty Involvement: 5