We are pleased to announce that Theodore Hughes, the Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Humanities and the Director of the Center for Korean Research at Columbia University, has received a Heyman Center Fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Funded by the Office of the Executive Vice-President of the Arts & Sciences at Columbia University, the Heyman Center Fellowships provide four junior and four senior Columbia faculty with course relief during the academic year. These fellowships allow faculty to reduce their teaching loads to a minimum of one course per semester during the award year in order to conduct research and to participate in a regular weekly seminar, chaired by Professor Mark Mazower, the Faculty Seminar Director at the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities. During the fellowship year, Professor Hughes will complete the revision of his book project, The Continuous War: Cultures of Division in Korea.
Professor Hughes received his Ph.D. in modern Korean literature from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2002. His research interests include coloniality; proletarian literature and art; cultures of national division; visuality and the global Cold War. He is the author of Literature and Film in Cold War South Korea: Freedom’s Frontier (Columbia University Press, 2012), which won the James B. Palais Book Prize of the Association for Asian Studies. He is the co-editor of Intermedial Aesthetics: Korean Literature, Film, and Art (special issue of the Journal of Korean Studies, 2015) and Rat Fire: Korean Stories from the Japanese Empire (Cornell East Asia Series, 2013). Professor Hughes is also the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Korean Studies, which is currently housed by the Center for Korean Research.