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CURRENTS: Eun-Jeong Han (Salisbury University)

Humanities Work Now


Performing Arts & Humanities Building : 216 and Online

Date & Time

April 12, 2023, 12:00 pm1:00 pm


The Dresher Center’s CURRENTS: Humanities Work Now lunchtime series showcases exciting new faculty work in the humanities in a dynamic and inter-disciplinary setting.

Lunch will be served at 11:30am. Masks are recommended.

Lived Experience of Ko-Ryo-In Migrant Workers in Contemporary South Korean Society
Eun-Jeong Han, Associate Professor, Communication, Salisbury University; Inclusion Imperative Visiting Faculty Fellow (Spring 2023)

Using data from a short ethnographic research study, Eun-Jeong Han will explore the lived experience in South Korea of Ko-Ryo-In, who are migrant workers descended from ethnic Koreans from Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent Countries (CIS). . She will address macro-level issues of transnational and returned diaspora migrant workers in a global context, particularly the transition from communism to capitalism, and offer micro-level insights about second, third, and fourth generation differences among Ko-Ryo-In migrant workers in terms of their ethnic and national identity negotiation, language use, cultural adaptation, and social networks. The study offers valuable insights into returning diaspora and transnational migration workers in general and people from Russia and CIS countries, in particular.