Rachael Joo

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Associate Professor of American Studies Rachael Joo 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.