Institute for Corean-American Studies


Kyeyoung Park
Biographic Sketch

Kyeyoung Park is a visiting assistant professor of Anthropology at Princeton University and an assistant professor of Anthropology and Asian American Studies at UCLA. She attended Seoul National University in Korea before coming to the United States for graduate studies the City University of New York, Graduate Center where she obtained her Ph.D. Her book, The Korean American Dream: Immigrants and Small Business in New York City (1997), by Cornell University Press, is the winner of the 1998 Outstanding Book Award in History and Social Science from the Association for Asian American Studies. In 1997-98, she was a fellow at the Russell Sage Foundation. Currently, she is engaged in completing a second book about racial relations/meanings among Korean, African, and Latino Americans before and after the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising. She is also co-editing a special issue of Amerasia Journal on Second Generation Asian Americans. She has also published many articles in journals such as American Anthropologist, Urban Anthropology, and Amerasia Journal. Her research interests include theories of culture and forms of social inequality such as race, class, and gender.

In addition, she has been a vice-president of the Korean American Association of Flushing and coordinator of Korean American Women for Action, a board member for New York Asian Women's Center, Coalition Against Military Sexual Slavery by Japan (CAMSS) and Women's Organization Reaching Koreans (WORK).




ICAS Web Site Links for Kyeyoung Park:

The Cultivation of Korean Immigrants on American Soil: The Discourse on Cultural Construction
ICAS Dinner & Lecture
Bulletin of June 14, 1999
ICAS Speakers


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