Academic Coordinator

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

M.A., Indiana University

B.A., Sogang University

642 Williams Hall

Research Interests

Seok's research has centered on popular culture in Colonial Korea (1910-1945) with a focus on sports, mass media and transnational celebrity culture. His teaching interest is in the cultural history and cultural studies of modern and contemporary Korea.

Selected Publications

2017 “Becoming a Member of the Japanese National Football Team as a Korean: The 1936 Berlin Olympic Trials and Colonial Korea.” In Sport in Korea: History, Development, Management, edited by Dae Hee Kwak, Yong Jae Ko, Inkyu Kang, and Mark Rosentraub, pp. 31–44. London and New York: Routledge. 
2016 “Colonial Korea’s First Participation in the Olympic Games (1932).” Seoul Journal of Korean Studies. 29.2 (December): 267–303.

Courses Taught

Spring 2017    Korean Civilization and Culture, Villanova University
Spring 2016    Introduction to Korean Civilization, University of Pennsylvania