Heejeong Sohn joined the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies in spring 2004 and her teaching covers various topics in Korean studies courses including Korean language courses, Korean Culture, Korean History and Modern Korea through Visual Culture. She also serves as Assistant director for the Center for Korean Studies and as Director in Korean Language and Culture.
Heejeong Sohn earned her B.A. in English Linguistics from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Korea and M.A. in Arts Administration from the University of Oregon. She received her Ph.D. in May 2014, with a dissertation titled “Consuming Modernity: Photography in Pre-colonial Korea, 1876-1910.” Her research topics include Modern Korea through visual documents, the imperial body politics in East Asia, modern photography in Asia and visual discourses of missionary activities and new women.
Dr. Sohn has been instrumental in bringing major grants for research projects, organizing diverse cultural events on campus, supervising TaLK (Teach and Learn in Korea) for SUNY, a paid international internship/filed research program, and conducting outreach for local community. Lately she launched a pilot project of developing technology-enhanced e-learning environment for Korean language in collaboration with LLRC (Language Learning Research Center).
Heejeong Sohn, Ph.D.