After the Ice: Sports, Politics, and Pyeongchang Olympics

Department: Center for Critical Korean Studies

Date and Time: February 27, 2018 | 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Event Location: HG 1341

Event Details

The Center hosts a roundtable on sports, politics, and Pyeongchang Olympics on Tuesday, February 27, at 11:30 AM. 


David Kang

David C. Kang is Professor of International Relations and Business at the University of Southern California, with appointments in both the School of International Relations and the Marshall School of Business. He is director of both the USC Korean Studies Institute and the USC Center for International Studies. Kang’s latest book is American Grand Strategy and East Asian Security in the 21st Century (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming autumn 2017).

Jerry Lee

Jerry Lee is Assistant Professor in the departments of English, Anthropology, East Asian Languages & Literatures, and Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine. He is also core faculty in the PhD program in Culture & Theory, core faculty in the Global Cultures undergraduate major, and an affiliate faculty member in the Center for Critical Korean Studies.

Annie Yaniga

Annie Yaniga is a PhD Candidate in Culture and Theory at UCI. Annie's research interests include sporting cultures, fitness and gender, self-care, and embodied subjectivity. She is currently finishing her dissertation (PhD expected Fall 2018), which is a two-year ethnographic study of a Southern California CrossFit community, focusing on female muscularity, as well as the intersection of fitness, self-care, embodied subjectivity, and Biopower. Annie earned her B.A. from the University of Chicago in 2005 (Sociology) and her MA from The University of California Irvine in 2014 (M.A. Thesis: Affective Being and Seeing: Hacking Information Capitalism). She is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Burkina Faso 2005-2006) and avid surfer.

Hyung-taik Lee

Lee Hyung-taek is a professional tennis player from South Korea. He won one singles title and achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 36 in August 2007.