The Intimacy of Surveillance: North Korean Defectors and the Project of National Domestication

Department: Center for Critical Korean Studies

Date and Time: November 9, 2017 | 12:00 PM-1:30 PM

Event Location: Murray Krieger Hall 300E

Event Details


Please join us for a talk “The Intimacy of Surveillance: North Korean Defectors and the Project of National Domestication” by Sarah Eunkyung Chee this Thursday, November 9, at 12:00 PM in Murray Krieger Hall 300E. Lunch will be served.



Sarah is the Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in residence at the UCI Center for Critical Korean Studies. She received her BA from UCLA, double majoring in East Asian Studies and Asian American Studies. Upon concluding a year at Yonsei University as an exchange student, Sarah spent eight years living and working in South Korea with various civic and human rights organizations. She returned to the US to get her PhD in anthropology at UC Santa Cruz, exploring issues of intimacy, aid and belonging between North Korean defectors and the South Korean Protestants who attempt to domesticate them to a new country and culture.

This event is co-organized by Access Asia and Center for Critical Korean Studies.

If you have any questions, pleace contact Matthew Combs, coordinator for Access Asia, at mtcombs@uci.edu.