Meet our researchers

Dr Andy Jackson

Andrew David Jackson is an Associate Professor in the Korean Studies programme at Monash University. He is also director of the Monash University Korean Studies Research Hub (MUKSRH) and current convenor of Korean Studies.

His key research areas include the history of rebellion in Korea, premodern and modern Korean history, North and South Korean film and popular culture, invented traditions in Korea.

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Dr Lucien Brown

Lucien Brown is an applied linguist who carries out research on the Korean language in two interrelated fields: politeness research and socio-cultural language learning/teaching. In politeness research, his current projects explore the importance of multimodalities in the communication of politeness in Korean. In socio-cultural language learning/teaching, he investigates the influence of identity on the way that second language learners of Korean acquire politeness forms and other social categories.

Lucien also has a keen interest in Korean language pedagogy, particularly in developing techniques for teaching the social functions of language.

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Dr Hyein Cho

Dr Hyein Ellen Cho is a lecturer in Korean Studies and a lead researcher at the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre, both at Monash University. Her current research interests include gender, family and migration. Hyein is also leading multiple research projects on gender-based violence and migration that have been funded by different Australian and Korean institutions, such as the Victorian State Government, the Australian National University, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trades.

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Dr Daniel Pieper

Daniel Pieper is the Korea Foundation lecturer in Korean Studies at Monash University. He specializes in modern Korean language and literary history. His current research focuses on the emergence of vernacular Korean as a discrete subject in the modern school, the textual differentiation process of cosmopolitan Hanmun and vernacular Korean, and the role of language ideology in directing language standardization in pre-colonial and colonial-era Korea. His most recent book is titled Redemption and Regret: Modernizing Korea in the Writings of James Scarth Gale (2021) and examines themes of vernacularization, linguistic modernity, and literary translation in the missionary’s unpublished writings.

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