KRC Visiting Scholars

One of the key goals of the Centre is to foster opportunities for early career researchers and other emerging scholars to build their research networks and gain opportunities to collaborate on research publishing projects. See this link for details of our KRC Visiting Scholars under the KRC Emerging Experts Scheme which provides funding for scholars to spend time at the Centre, and to collaborate with other scholars in Korean Studies.

KRC 2022 Visiting Scholar

Dr Hea-Jin Park

Dr Hea-Jin Park is a 2022 KRC Visiting Scholar, and will be in residence at the centre in April 2022. During her residency she will be working on a joint research project, and giving talks undergraduate students on her research expertise.

About Dr Park

Born in Korea and raised in Paraguay, Hea-Jin Park is a historian whose work focuses on human migration from and to Korea. After completing her medical degree at the Universidad Nacional de Asunción, she received her doctoral degree from the Australian National University for her thesis on the history of South Korean agricultural migration to South America and was Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand, 2017-2018).

Her current research explores the history of the Australian Presbyterian missionaries to Korea and their contributions to Korean society, especially in the fields of medicine and education. Linked to this project, she is the content creator behind @australia_in_korea Instagram account, a page dedicated exclusively to Australian Presbyterian missionaries who served in Korea since 1889. Hea-Jin’s latest project - “The tale of three Australian Granny Samsin (Australia-Korea Foundation, 2019-2020) - can be found here.

Hae-Jin is involved in the KRC's new project on Australia-Korea rural development.