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Trauma and Global Health under State Violence

Young su Park
Date and Time: 
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 12:30

Department of Anthropology
Main Quad - Building 50
Room 51A (Colloquium Room)


Young su is going to present a 15-minute presentation that he will deliver for an interdisciplinary audience of historians, emergency physicians and anthropologists at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, University of Manchester.  First, it will briefly discuss about his professional background relevant to the institute. Second, it will summarize three major findings of the dissertation research that have potential to be published. Lastly, it will lay out the plan for publication and future research.  Please come and provide extensive feedback for this practice job talk in terms of speaking, powerpoint slides and everything.


Young su was a physician for socially underrepresented people in South Korea: prisoners, North Korean refugees, and undocumented migrants. His past works involves researches on healthcare system for undocumented migrants, cultural adjustment of North Korean refugee doctors, North Korean psychiatry, and illness experiences of Korean Chinese migrant workers in South Korea. At Stanford, Young su aims to understand motivations, limitations and consequences of South Korean global health projects in Ethiopia. It seeks to explain how global health projects are shaped by ideas and experiences related to time such as development, historical memories, religion, family cycles, and daily lives. His project contributes to critical understanding of global health from the lens of time: histories and temporalities. It will also illuminate unexpected characteristics of Asian modernities that have been reflected in the Korean global health and development projects in Ethiopia. Young su received his M.D. in 2008 from Seoul National University and will receive a PhD in Anthropology in 2018 from Stanford University.