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Young Su Park

young su park

Young Su Park

Research Interests: 
Medical Anthropology, Global Health; Historicity, Temporality, Care, Asian Modernities; East Africa (Ethiopia)


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, an M.A. in Anthropology in 2012 from Seoul National University, and an M.A. in Anthropology in 2014 from Stanford University.