Studies of politics and culture

“Living Memory of Roh Moo Hyun: Group Cohesion, Cultural Politics and the Process of Symbolic Interaction,” Journal of Memory Studies 6:2(2013): 174-190.

“Buddhist Temple Food in South Korea: Interests and Agency in the Reinvention of Tradition in the Age of Globalization,” Korea Journal 48:4(Winter 2008): 147-180.

“Cultural Politics of Remembering Park Chung Hee,” Harvard Asia Quarterly Vol. XI (Spring/Summer 2008): 26-44. A somewhat modified version of this article with photos was reprinted in The Asia-Pacific Journal Vol. 19(May 9, 2009); accessed at

 “Begetting the Nation: The Androcentric Discourse of National History and Tradition in South Korea,” in Dangerous Women: Gender and Korean Nationalism, eds. Elaine Kim and Chungmoo Choi (New York: Routledge, 1997), pp. 33-66.

“Eurocentric Elements in the Idea of ‘Surrender-and-Catch’,” Human Studies 16(1993): 305-317.