Trained as a cultural anthropologist, he specializes in the Asia Pacific region, and his research has focused on family, migration and education; gender, culture and cinema; globalization and inequality; and household and community ethnography. The courses that he has taught include: Contemporary South Korean Society; Seminar on Comparative Politics; Divided Korea; Cinema and Society in Contemporary Korea; Korean Society through Literature and Film; and Introduction to Anthropology.



Language Studies, Chinese, Japanese
PhD, Graduate Center, The City University of New York, Anthropology, 1991
MA, Columbia University, Anthropology, 1982
BA, University of Maryland, Anthropology, 1975