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About Prof. YOON Soo Ryon

Soo Ryon Yoon teaches and writes about contemporary performance, dance history, and racial politics in South Korea. She is currently working on her first monograph, Choreographing Affinities: Performing Koreanness and Blackness in the Global Era which explores choreographic articulations — both staged and quotidian — of raced bodies of Koreanness and blackness in the context of global Afro-Asian relations. She received PhD in performance studies from Northwestern University. Before coming to Lingnan, Soo Ryon taught at Yale University as a postdoctoral associate and visiting lecturer in the Council on East Asian Studies and the East Asian Languages and Literatures department. More information about her work and teaching can be found at sooryonyoon.wordpress.com.

Positions

Present Assistant Professor, Lingnan University Department of Cultural Studies
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Faculty Member, Lingnan University Faculty of Arts
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • 2016 New Scholars’ Prize (2nd Place), International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2015 Emerging Scholar (Selected Panelist), Performance Studies Focus Group (PSFG), Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), Montreal, Canada
  • 2001 High Honors Student Award, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

Education

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2016 PhD in Performance Studies, Northwestern University
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2011 MA in Performance Studies, Northwestern University
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2005 BA in Sociology, Yonsei University
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2002 - 2003 Exchange student in Sociology, State University of New York at Albany
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Contact Information

Tel: (852) 2616 7477 
Fax: (852) 2572 5170 
Location: Room 129, Ho Sing Hang Building (何善衡樓129室), Lingnan University

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