May
15

Arrival of Professor Yill-Youn Park, RCKC's 2015 Visiting Scholar

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We are pleased to announce the arrival of Professor Yill-Youn Park, our second visiting scholar for 2015. Professor Park teaches and conducts research at Honam Theological University and Seminary in Gwangju, South Korea. His areas of interest include social welfare, counseling, and Korean immigrant churches. He was originally supposed to arrive in New York City in March, but due to some visa problems, his arrival was delayed until early May. Either way, we are happy that he is here. During his tenure as a visiting scholar at Queens College, he will conduct research on different aspects of Korean immigrant churches. Professor Park will return to Korea on August 15, 2015. His wife, Professor Gil Hee Noh, was our visiting scholar in 2011. RCKC's other visiting scholar for 2015 is Dr. Heejin Lim (National Youth Policy Institute, Seoul, South Korea).

Every year, RCKC invites at least one international scholar who conducts research on Korean Americans to stay in New York City for a year. We assist the visiting scholars by handling paperwork for visa applications and sharing our knowledge and information about local Korean communities and enclaves in the New York-New Jersey area. We also provide an office on the Queens College campus for the duration of the scholars' tenure here.