Faculty Grants 2016-2017

Rachael Joo (American Studies) has been awarded a grant from the Academy of Korean Studies for a project titled, Projecting Korea as the Future through the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.      The grant will help cover the costs during her academic leave for four months of fieldwork in South Korea – before, during and after the Winter Olympics next year.  The goal of this research is to understand the changing impact and significance of  mega-events,  such as the Olympics,  in South Korean society.