MA-Archaeology, 2008, University of California, Los Angeles
Thesis Title: Mortuary Variation at Yean-ni, an Iron Age cemetery in Kimhae, South Korea.
BA-Anthropology, Archaeology emphasis, 2003, Whitman College
East Asian archaeology especially Bronze and Iron Age Korea, mortuary archaeology, paleopathology and paleodemography, state formation, culture contact (migration, conquest, and transmission of technology), synthesizing archaeological data with historical texts, nationalism and archaeology in East Asia.
Ph.D. Dissertation Topic: Death rituals in the Korean peninsula during the period of state formation (300 BCE to 400 CE). I plan to analyze a number of cemeteries and elite tombs in southern South Korea to better understand the ritual practices, social organization and development, and distant cultural influences of the region.
Grants and Awards
2010-2011: Korea Foundation Fellowship for Graduate Studies
2009-2010: Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship
2008: Pacific Rim Research Program Grant
2007-2008: National Resource Fellowship
2006-2007: National Resource Fellowship
Lothar Von Falkenhausen
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