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  Kent State University Stark Campus, Canton, Ohio 44720
Office Telephone: (330) 244-3440
Email:
dhart@kent.edu

 

CURRENT POSITIONS

·        Associate Professor, Political Science Department, Kent State University.

·        Coordinator, Asian Studies Minor, Kent State University.

·        Director, Summer in Korea Program, Kent State University.

·        Editorial board member, East Asian Review.

·        Operations committee member, Institute for Women and Culture, Seoul National University, South Korea.

·        Overseas Correspondent, Ohmynews.

 

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

·        Comparative Politics - Nationalism, culture and identity, politics of gender, and East Asian studies.

·        International Relations - International organizations, human rights, and United States foreign policy.

 

EDUCATION

·        Ph.D., Political Science, University of Washington, Seattle, 1991.

·        Master of Arts, East Asian Studies, University of Washington, 1981.

·        Bachelor of Arts, Korean Studies, University of Washington, 1980.

 

PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

·        Assistant Professor, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois, 1991-1994.

·        Lecturer, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1989-1991.

·        Lecturer, University of Maryland Asian Division, Seoul, South Korea, 1986-1989.

·        Consultant, The Asian Foundation, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 1986-1987.

·        Visiting Professor, Ajou University, Suwon, Republic of Korea, 1985.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Books

1.      From Tradition to Consumption: Construction of a Capitalist Culture in South Korea. Seoul, Korea & Sommerset, NJ: Jimoondang Publishing Company, 2001. Selected in 2002 as a "Distinguished Academic Book" by Korea's National Academy of Sciences.  Second edition published in 2003.

2.      The Politics and Culture of North and South Korea. London: RoutledgeCurzon. Due out in 2008.

Journal Articles Under Construction

1.      “History as National Memory in the Two Koreas.”

2.      “National Resistance and National Identity in North and South Korea.”

Journal Articles/Conference Proceedings Published

1.       “Bringing the Other Home: Representations of the self and foreignness in North and South Korean Textbooks,” Sunkyungwan Journal of East Asian Studies, Vol. 6, No.1 April, 2006, 89-107.

2.      “Representations of Foreign-ness and Korean Identity in North and South Korean Textbooks” in Embracing the Other: The Interaction of Korean and Foreign Cultures: Proceedings of the 1st World Congress of Korean Studies, II.  Songnam, Republic of Korea: The Academy of Korean Studies, 2002, 671-684.

3.      Remembering the Nation: Constructing the March First Movement in North and South Korean History Textbooks." Review of Korean Studies, vol. 4, no. 1, June 2001, 35-59.

4.      " 한국의 주부와 개발의 정치학 " (State, Gender and the Jubu) 한국가정관리학회지 (Journal of Korean Home Management Association), Vol. 19, No. 2, 2001, pp. 47-66. (In Korean)

5.      "Proclaiming Identity, Claiming the Past: National Identity and Modernity in North and South Korean Education." Asian Perspective, Vol. 24, No. 3, 2000, pp. 135-158.

6.      "Construction of National Identity and Modernity in North and South Korean Education" in Korean Identity in the New Millennium Conference, Academy of Korean Studies, Fall, 2000, pp. 133-151.

7.      "Internationalizing the Curriculum: Using the Model United Nations in the Classroom, AURCO Journal. Spring 2000, pp. 117-125.

8.      "Creating the National Other: Opposing Images of Nationalism in South and North Korean Education," Korean Studies, Vol. 23, 1999, pp. 68-93.

9.      "If You Think It's So Easy: Using Role Playing Activities in the Classroom," AURCO Journal, Spring 1999, pp. 71-79.

10.  "South Korea’s Northern Policy: Construction of Enemy Identity in Early Education," Southeast Review of Asian Studies, Volume XIX, 1997, pp. 65-82.

11.  "Images of Gender and Leadership Among Elementary School Children in South Korea," 우리 교육 (Korean Education),no. 66, August, 1995, pp. 120-125. (In Korean)

12.  "Class Formation and the Industrialization of Culture: The Case of South Korea's Emerging Middle Class." Korea Journal, vol. 33, no. 2, Summer, 1993, pp. 42-57.

13.  "Political Discourse in an Industrial Society: Shifting Forms of State Legitimacy in South Korea." Contemporary Southeast Asia, vol. 14, no. 4, March 1993, pp. 396-404.

14.  "Advertising and the New Feminine Ideal: The Ideology of Consumption in South Korea." Korea Journal, vol. 30, no. 8, August 1990, 18-25.

15.  "한국주부: 시장경제체제하에서 변화하는 여성의 사회적 역할” (Inventing the Korean Housewife: Changing Social Roles in a Market Society). 여성연구 (Women's Studies), vol. 8, no. 3, Fall 1990, 154-176. (In Korean.)

 

Book Reviews

1.      Measured Excess: Status, Gender, and Consumer Nationalism in South Korea, by Laura C. Nelson, Columbia University Press, 2000. Review of Korean Studies, 2001.

2.      The Spirit of Independence: A Primer of Korean Modernization and Reform, by Syngman Rhee. Translated, annotated, and with an introduction by Kim Han-Kyo. University of Hawaii Press, 2001. Journal of Asian Studies May, 2001.

3.      Korea: A Historical and Cultural Dictionary, by Keith Pratt and Richard Rutt, Curzon Press, 1999. Korean Studies Newsletter, 2000.

4.      Korea: A Historical and Cultural Dictionary, by Keith Pratt and Richard Rutt, Curzon Press, 1999. Review of Korean Studies, no. 1, 2000.

5.      Democracy and Authority in Korea: The Cultural Dimension in Korean Politics, by Geir Helgesen, Curzon Press, 1999. Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies, no. 13, 1999.

 

Encyclopedia Chapter

“Korean Nationalism,” Nations and Nationalisms in Global Perspective: An Encyclopedia of Origins, Development, and Contemporary Transitions, ABC-CLIO, in press for 2008.

 

Translations

1.      Master Poems from Modern Korea Since 1920, by Kim Jaihiun. Si-sa-yong-o-sa Publishers, 1986. Co-translator.

2.      Classical Korean Poetry: More than 600 Verses Since the 12th Century, by Kim Jaihiun. Hanshin Publishing Company, 1986. Co-translator.

 

Popular Media Publications (in Korean)

1.      “US media downplay the South-North summit talks.” Ohmynews, October 1, 2007.
 http://www.ohmynews.com/NWS_Web/View/at_pg.aspx?CNTN_CD=A0000729140&PAGE_CD=N0000&BLCK_NO=3&CMPT_CD=M0009&NEW_GB=

2.      “How many Americans view relations with Korea.”Ohmynews, September 13, 2007.
 http://www.ohmynews.com/NWS_Web/view/at_pg.aspx?CNTN_CD=A0000713834&PAGE_CD=

3.      “Empire and Education: Americans don’t know much.” Ohmynews, September 4, 2007.
 http://www.ohmynews.com/i_Room/Imprint/Article/Writed_Article_List.aspx?MEMCD=00291408#1

4.      “$1 million a minute and Americans are still afraid.” Ohmynews, August 8, 2007.
 http://www.ohmynews.com/NWS_Web/view/at_pg.aspx?CNTN_CD=A0000429776&PAGE_CD=

5.      “The Dangers of American Exceptionalism in Iraq.” Ohmynews, August 16, 2007,
 http://www.ohmynews.com/NWS_Web/View/at_pg.aspx?CNTN_CD=A0000428706

6.      “Wikipedia and democratic knowledge.” Hankyureh 21, August, 2007.

7.      “Learning language, learning culture,” Ohmynews, July 9, 2007,
 http://www.ohmynews.com/articleview/article_view.asp?at_code=421298

8.      Eating food, consuming culture,” Ohmynews, June 13, 2007,
 http://www.ohmynews.com/articleview/article_view.asp?at_code=416043

9.      “Wasn’t the Korean Civil War a war?” Ohmynews, June 4, 2007,
 http://www.ohmynews.com/articleview/article_view.asp?at_code=414347

10.  “Why do Americans hate North Korea?” Ohmynews, March 3, 2007,
 
http://ohmynews.com/articleview/article_view.asp?at_code=395752  

11.   “There’s no going back to the Sunshine Policy.” Ohmynews, November 9, 2006,
 
http://play.ohmynews.com/articleview/article_view.asp?at_code=372344

 

GRANTS & HONORARIUMS

1.      Freeman Foundation & NEAC, NCTA funding, $2,651, 2007.

2.      Academy of Korean Studies, Travel Grant, $1,700, 2005.

3.      Kent State University, University Teaching Council Grant, $800, 2004.

4.      Chonnam National University, Honorarium, $550. 2004.

5.      Kent State University, University Research Council, $1,500, 2004.

6.      Kent State University, Research Grant, $2,300, 2002.

7.      Pacific Association of Asian Studies/Academy of Korean Studies, $1,100, 2002.

8.      Kent State University, Travel Grant, $1,000, 2001.

9.      Academy of Korean Studies, Travel Grant, $1,400, 2000.

10.  Institute for Women and Culture, Seoul National University, Honorarium, $550, 2000.

11.  Association for Asian Studies, Research Grant, $500, 1998.

12.  Kent State University, Research Grant, $2,389, 1997.

13.  Northeast Asia Council/ Association for Asian Studies, Research Grant, $1,200, 1997.

14.  National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Seminar entitled “Nationalism, national Identity, Modernity,” $3,200, Duke University, July-August 1996.

15.  Kent State University, Summer Research Creativity Appointment, $6,500, 1995.

16.  Western Illinois University Foundation, “Toward the Pacific Century: Development Plans for Infusing Asian Studies into the Curriculum.” $1,200, 1993.

17.  Kyungnam University Institute for Far Eastern Studies, Summer Studies in Korea Program, $2,500, 1992.

18.  University Research Council, Western Illinois University, Research Grant, $2,800, 1992.

 

ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS & SYMPOSIUMS

International Conference Presentations

1.      “Controlling Interests in Korean Studies,” World Forum on Korean Studies, Academy of Korean Studies, Songnam, Korea, October 18, 2005.

2.      “Globalized Food But Localized Identity,” at the Symposium on Gender, Trans/Nationalism and Food, Songshin University, Seoul, South Korea, July, 2004.

3.      “Bringing the Other Home: Differing representations of foreign-ness and Korean identity in North and South Korean text books.” First World Congress of Korean Studies, Seoul, South Korea, July 2002.

4.      “Gender as a Political Narrative: The Patriarch as a Marker of Korean-ness in South and North Korean Education.” Sixth Pacific and Asian Conference on Korean Studies, Seoul, June 2002.

5.      "Serving the Family, Serving the Nation: State, Gender, and the Housewife in South Korean Development." Inaugural Conference on Women and Culture, Seoul National University, South Korea, July 2000.

6.      "Proclaiming Identity by Claiming the Past: Nationalism and Modernity in North and South Korean Education." Korean Identity in the New Millennium Conference, Academy of Korean Studies, Songnam, South Korea, June 27, 2000.

7.      "Advertising and the Construction of Femininity in South Korea," Symposium on Korean Popular Culture at the Korean Studies Center, University of Auckland, New Zealand, April, 7, 2000.

8.      "Familial, Occupational and Leadership Roles of Women in Korean Elementary School Books and the Delimitation of Women's Roles." Conference on Changing Korea and Women, Seoul, South Korea, 1993.

 

National Conference Presentations

1.      “Teaching Memories of the Nation: History as Nationalism in North and South Korean Education,” American Historical Association, Chicago, January 2-5, 2003.

2.      "Remembering the Nation and the Self: The Role of Ideology in Constructing National Identity in Korean Textbooks," Cultural Studies as International Relations: Power, Productions and Pedagogies, International Studies Association Annual Conference in Los Angeles, March 15-20, 2000.

3.      "Creating the National Other: Opposing Images of Nationalism in South and North Korean Education," American Historical Association, Seattle, Washington, January 1998.

4.      "Foxes and Wolves: Survey Research of Gender Role Expectations and Self-Concepts Among Elementary School Children in South Korea." Association of Asian Studies Conference, Washington DC, 1995.

 

Regional Conference Presentations

1.      “Nationalism as Resistance in North and South Korea,” Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Michigan State University, September, 2005.

2.      “Historical Beginnings of Modern Protest in North and South Korea.” Florida Conference of Historians, Orlando, Florida, March 16, 2005.

3.      “Recipes for Identity: Gender, Kitchens and Rationalized cooking in Modern Korea.” Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association, Buffalo, New York, November 6, 2004.

4.      “Gender, Kitchens, and Cooking as National Identity in Modern Korea.” Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Gainesville, Florida, January 17, 2004.

5.      “Birth of Two Nations: Rival Representations of the March First Movement in North and South Korean History Textbooks,” Florida Conference of Historians, Jacksonville, Florida, February 28, 2003.

6.      “History as National Identity: State Education in North and South Korea,” Mid-Atlantic Regional/AAS, Slippery Rock University, October 27, 2001.

7.      "Remembering the Nation and the Self: The March First Movement as Constructed in North and South Korean Textbooks," Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Michigan State University, September 24, 1999.

8.      “Scripting the Self and the Other: Images of Nationalism and North Korea in South Korean Textbooks," Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, DeKalb, Illinois, September 1997.

9.      "South Korea's 'Northern' Policy: Construction of the 'Enemy' Identity." Southeast Conference of the Association of Asian Studies, Savannah, Georgia, January 1997.

10.  "Foxes and Wolves: Images of Gender and Leadership Among Elementary School Children in South Korea." Southeast Conference of the Association of Asian Studies, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1996.

11.  “Historical Perspectives on the Women's Movement in Korea." Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Macomb, Illinois, 1994.

12.  "Industrialization of Culture and Social Change: The Case of the Korean Housewife." Joint Association -West and Asian Studies PAC Conference, Monterey, California, 1993.

13.  "Early Education and Gender Stereotypes: Korean Elementary School Books and the Delimitation of Women's Roles."  Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies, West Chester, Pa., 1992.

14.  "Inventing the Modern Korean Housewife: New Social Roles in a Materialist Culture." West Region of the International Studies Association, Seattle Washington, 1989.

 

Invited Talks

1.      “How the US media portrayed the South-North summit talks.” A radio interview with Son Seokhee’s “Everyone is watching”, MBC FM radio, October 5, 2007. http://club.imbc.com/club.main.index.screen?p_club_id=mbc

2.      “Remembering North Korea and American Relations,” Global Hot Spots Series, The Ohio State University, February 28, 2007.

3.      “Housewives as Producers of National Cuisine and National Identity,” Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, July, 2004.

4.      “Food, Gender and Nationalism in Korea,” Symposium on Korean Food and Identity, Chonnam National University, Kwangju, South Korea, June 2004.

5.      “Gender and Nationalism in the Two Koreas,” College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, March, 2003.

6.      “Capitalist Development and the Production of Gender,” Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, July, 2001.

7.      "Bringing Tradition Up to Date: Teaching History, Modernity and Identity in the Two Koreas" at Contending Forms of Modern Modernity, Comparative Perspectives, Georgetown Conference on Korean Society, Georgetown University, May 3-5, 2001.

8.      “Contemporary Korean Society,” at Summer Fellowship in Korean Studies sponsored by the Korea Society, Seoul, South Korea, July 2, 1995.

9.      “The Roles of Women as Presented in Korean Education,” 13th Annual Seminar of the Korean Research Institute for Women & Politics, Seoul, Korea, Summer, 1995.

10.  “Vestiges of the Past: Tradition and Modernity in Contemporary Korea,” Korean Society, New York City, 1993.

11.  “The Korean Women’s Movement and Social Change,” University of Missouri, Columbia, 1993.

12.  “Industrialization and the Role of Housewife in Korea,” Ewha Womans University, Fall 1990.

 

Community Presentations

1.      “Origins of a Divided Korea,” Kent State University, October, 2005.

2.      “Race as Identity: Common American Views on China,” Kent State University’s Colloquium on Race, April, 2004.

3.      “Expecting the Unexpected: US Foreign Policy Since September 11th,” Kent State University Stark Campus Dialogue on the US and the Middle East. April, 2003.

4.      “North Korean Nuclear Issue,” Guest Speaker, Radio Free Canton, Canton, Ohio, April, 2003.

5.      “North and South Korean Education and the March First Movement,” Kent State University, March, 2003.

6.      “Blowback and the Unexpected Consequences of American Foreign Policy” Kent State University Stark Campus Colloquium on September 11th,” September 11, 2002.

7.      “New Perspectives on East Asia,” Women’s Club, Kent, Ohio, October, 2000.

8.      “Sex in the Classroom: The Presence and Effects of Feminism and Gender in Academics.” Kent State University, March, 1996.

9.      “Foxes and Wolves: Newer Research in Gender Stereotypes in South Korea.” Kent State University Colloquia, November 1995

10.  “Asian and American Relations in a Global Economy,” Lion’s Club, Macomb, Illinois, 1993.

11.  “Issues of Human Rights in South Korea,” Amnesty International, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois, 1992.

12.  “Education and Society in East Asia,” Women’s Club, Beardstown, Illinois, 1992.

 

Conference Activities

1.      Moderator, “American Images: A Global Perspective,” Kent State University, November 4, 2006.

2.      Moderator, World Forum on Korean Studies, Academy of Korean Studies, Songnam, Korea, October 19, 2005.

3.      Panel Chair, “Dishing up Korea: Food, Language and Modern Korean Identity.” Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association, Buffalo, New York, November 6, 2004

4.      Panel Chair, “Perspectives on National Identity in East and Southeast Asia.” Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Gainesville, Florida, January 17, 2004.

5.      Moderator, “Definitions and Dynamics,” Symposium on Democracy: Democracy and Globalization, Kent State University, April 29, 2003.

6.      Panel Organizer and Chair, “A view from the inside and the outside: Modern Korean gender and identity as constructed in South Korea, North Korea and the US,” 6th Pacific and Asia Conference on Korean Studies, Seoul National University, June 18-20, 2002.

7.      Panel Organizer and Chair, “Confronting the Self: Fragmented Identity and Modernity in East Asia,” Mid-Atlantic Regional/AAS, Slippery Rock University, October 27, 2001.

8.      Discussant, "Policy Formation & Domestic Ramifications: Postwar East Asia." Midwest Conference on East Asian History and Culture, Ohio State University, May, 2000.

9.      Panel Organizer and Chair, "Nationalism, Identity and Education," Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 1998.

10.  Discussant, Midwest Conference on East Asian History and Culture, Ohio State University, May, 1997.

11.  Panel Chair, "Political Fragmentation and Ethnic Conflict" International Studies Association-Midwest Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, October 1997.

12.  Panel Chair, "Institutional Responses to Social Change in Asia." Midwest Asian Affairs Conference, Macomb, Illinois, September 1994.

13.  Panel Chair, "Korean-Americans in US Cities." Midwest Asian Affairs Conference, Macomb, Illinois, September 1994.

14.  Discussant, “History and Culture of Korea.” Third International Conference of Asian Experts, Portland, Oregon, 1991.

 

TEACHING

Courses Taught

Comparative Politics                                Asian Politics

World Politics                                           Korean Politics

Political Development                              United States Foreign Policy

Introduction to Asian Studies                   Politics of Nationalism

American Politics                         

                                                                 

Faculty Development Seminars

1.      Teaching About Asia Seminar, lead instructor for seminar for teachers (grades 6-12) at The Ohio State University’s campus in Wooster, Ohio. Funded by the Freeman Foundation as part of the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA).

2.      Post-Colonial and Post-Modern Theories on Gender and the Family, sponsored by the Association of Family Resource Management and the Institute for Women and Culture, Seoul National University, June-July, 2002.

3.      Human Rights and Education in Kyrgyzstan, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, October, 2004.

 

Teaching Awards

1.      Distinguished Teaching Award, Kent State University, 2007.

2.      Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2002, 2004.

3.      Distinguished Teaching Award Nominee, Kent State University, Stark Campus, 1996, 2006

4.      Nominated for Rowman and Littlefield Award for Innovative Teaching in Political Science, 2003.

5.      Distinguished Teaching Award Finalist, Kent State University, 2002.

6. Graduate Applause Award, Kent State University, 2002, 2003.

7.      Distinguished Teaching Award Finalist, Kent State University, Stark Campus, 2003.

8.      Distinguished Teaching Award Finalist, Kent State University, College of Arts & Sciences, 1999.

9.      Faculty Advisor of the Semester, World Affairs Club, Kent State University, 1996.

                             

Study Abroad Faculty Leader

·        Summer in Korea Program, 2007.

·        Study Tour, Peoples Republic of China, 1994.

·        Study Tour of Industry, South Korea, 1989.

 

Faculty Advisor Model United Nations Conferences

·        American MUN, St. Louis, 1991, 1992, 1995.

·        University of Chicago, 1997.

·        Harvard University, 1998.

·        Case Western University, 1999.

·        Kent State University, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000.

 

ACADEMIC SERVICE

Asian Studies Program Activities

1.      Organized “Politics and Representation in East Asia” undergraduate panel, All Politics are Local Conference, Walsh University, April 30, 2005.

2.      Organized “Women Working for Peace: Palestine, Israel, and Lessons for Us All.” Kent State University, March 12, 2004.

3.      Invited film producer Dr. Dai-sil Kim Gibson to speak at Kent State University, April 28, 2003.

4.      Arranged for University Premier of the movie “Wet Sands: Voices from LA Ten Years Later,” produced by Dr. Dai-sil Kim Gibson, Kent State University, April 28, 2003.

5.      Sponsored showing of movies from Asia for the Kent State University International Film Series, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005.

6.      Established student internship program with ASIA Inc., 2002 to present.

7.      Organized student symposium series on current issues in Asia, 2002, 2003, 2004.

8.      Supervised student presentation/participation in Asian studies conferences, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007.

9.      Created/maintain web pages for Asian Studies Minor, 1999 to present.

 

Textbook Reviews

1.      The Logic of International Relations (7th ed.), Walter Jones, Longman, 2002.

2.      Democracy for the Few, (6th ed.), Michael Parenti, Bedford/St. Martin's Press, 2000.

3.      Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in World Politics (9th ed.), John T. Rourke, ed. Dushkin Publishing Company, 1998.

4.      Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in World Politics (7th ed.), John T. Rourke, ed. Dushkin Publishing Company, 1996.

 

Training Program Created

·        Designed and conducted “Korean Culture and Communication in a Global Setting,” an eight week program on Korean culture and business for the Hankook Tire Corporation branch office employees in Green, Ohio. Fall, 1999.

 

Professional Memberships                                             

·        Association of Asian Studies

·        International Studies Association    

·        Midwest Association of Asian Studies

·        Association for Korean Political Studies in North America

·        American Historical Association     

·        International Association of Comparative Korean Studies

·        South East Association for Asian Studies

 

Academic Reviews

·        National Identities

·        Korean Studies

·        Journal of Developing Areas

·        Women & Politics

·        AURCO Journal

·        Journal of Korean Home Management Association

·        Journal of Conflict Management

·        University of Hawaii Press