2017 Scholar Research Program
Ewha Woman’s University
My Fulbright experience was of tremendous value, as I was able to conduct original research about gender, work and family issues, submit findings for publication, network with other scholars and universities, and contribute to public policy debates. I was able to give over ten presentations at various universities in South Korea and also received support to present my research and collaborate with colleagues in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Indonesia, countries which also are struggling with similar challenges related to work and family issues for women. I was honored to serve as an evaluator for junior scholars applying for the Fulbright. I contributed as a publicly engaged scholar by writing four op-eds for the Korea Times and giving talks for groups such as the Royal Asiatic Society and Korea Foundation. On a personal level, as a second-generation Korean American, I was able to understand my own family’s migration history more fully, and to share this experience with my own family.