Curriculum Vitae and Publications List

 

Dr Robert Winstanley-Chesters

Qualifications:              

— 2008 – 2013 University of Leeds, UK (School of Geography) – PhD Geography

Thesis title: “Ideology and the Production of Landscape in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea”

— 2007 – 2008 University of Leeds, UK (School of Geography) MA (Merit)

— 1994 – 1998 University of Edinburgh, UK (School of Divinity) – BD Divinity (Hons)

Publications:

Books

— Environment, Politics and Ideology in North Korea: Landscape as Political Project –Published 16th November, 2014 – Lexington Press (Rowman and Littlefield)

— New Goddesses on Mt Paektu: Gender, Myth, Violence and Transformation in North Korean Landscape – under contract and due for publication December 2016 – Lexington Press (Rowman and Littlefield)

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

— “Politics and the Development North of the 38th Parallel: From Imposition and Transformation to Conservation and Mitigation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea” – Korea: Politics, Economy and Society 2013 –Brill, September 2013

—“Examining Emergent Environmental Strategies in the Era of Kim Jong Un” Wiener Beiträge zur Koreaforschung, 5 (autumn 2014) – Praesens Publishing

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

—“Landscape as Political Project”- The ‘Greening’ of the DPRK, Sincerity or Deception? Investigating the Process of Ideological Incorporation in North KoreaEast Asia Forum (Winter 2012), University of Toronto, Canada

— “Juche Orientated Garden Cities of the Future – Unlikely Utopian Developmental and Environmental Outcomes in the DPRK of 2032” British Association of Korean Studies BAKS Papers (15)2012

— “Landscape as a Political Project” – The “Greening” of North Korea, Sincerity or Otherwise? Investigating the Process of Ideological Incorporation in North Korea”, Yonsei Journal of International Studies (Papers, Essays and Reviews), Vol 5, Issue 2 (Fall/Winter 2013)

— “Patriotism Begins with a Love of Courtyard”: Rescaling Charismatic Landscapes in North Korea, Tiempo Devorado/Consumed Time (Autonomous University of Barcelona), Vol 2 (2), Summer 2015

— North Korean Pomiculture 1958-1967, Pragmatism and Revolution”, British Association of Korean Studies BAKS Papers (16), 2015

— “The Socialist Modern at Rest and Play: Spaces of Leisure in North Korea”, Academic Quarter (Aalborg University), summer 2015, Vol 11

New Goddesses at Paektu Mountain: Two Contemporary Korean Myths, S/N Humanities (SNU), Vol 2(1), spring 2016 – co-authored with Victoria Ten (Leiden University)

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles – Due for Publication or Under Review

—Charisma in a Watery Frame: North Korean Narrative Topographies and the Tumen River, Asian Perspective, summer 2016

Hydrological Foundations: North Korean Hydrological Engineering and Connections with Political Charisma, Development and Statecraft, Water Alternatives (Special Issue – February 2016)

The Socialist Modern at Rest and Play: Children’s Places and Spaces of Refuge in North Korea, CEU-KF Global E-School Publication Series, Summer 2016

Peer Reviewed Book Reviews

— Marching Through Suffering: Loss and Survival in North Korea, Sandra Fahy (Columbia University Press), Pacific Affairs (Winter 2015)

— Reimagining North Korea in International Politics: Problems and Alternatives, Shine Choi (Routledge), S/N Humanities (Autumn 2015)

— North Korea: Markets and Military Rule, Hazel Smith (Cambridge University Press), Papers of the British Association of Korean Studies (17, Spring, 2016)

Published Conference Proceedings

—“Landscape as Political Project?” – Pragmatic and Reflexive Policy Development in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Revealing a Multifunctional Approach to Forestry Strategy” within Conference Proceedings of “China, Korea, Japan: Methodology and Practice of Culture Interpretation” – Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine, 2011

— “Landscape as Political Project?” – The ‘Greening’ of the DPRK, Developing an Environmental Approach to Political Legitimation within Conference Proceedings of the 9th Korean Studies Graduate Students Convention in Europe, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland, September 2012

Editorial Work, Research Experience and Academic Service

Archival and Research Collection visits to National Archives and Public Records Administration of the United States, (College Park, Maryland), University of Michigan Libraries and Asian Studies Archive, British Library (London and Boston Spa), Museum fűr Volkerkűnde (Hamburg), National Library and Archives of the Republic of Korea (Seoul), Presidential Archives of the Republic of Korea (Seoul).

—Serving as a current journal/paper reviewer for Elsevier’s Energy Policy journal, University of British Columbia’s Pacific Affairs, University of Bucharest’s Romanian Journal of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley’s Cross Currents and the British Association of Korean Studies Papers

—Serving as a current journal/paper reviewer for the Polish Academy of Sciences at their Journal Acta Asiatica Varsoviensis”

Serving on the editorial board of Routledge Publishing’s series on Environmental Histories of Asia, editorial board headed by Professor Philip Brown, Ohio State University

Committee Member for the Korean Studies Graduate Student Conference in Europe, organization of events at the University of Helsinki (2013), The State University of St Petersburg (2014) and the University of Malaga (2015)

—Committee Member for Engage Korea (2013), organization of events at the University of Oxford (2013), Harvard University (2014), University of Cambridge (2015)

Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, Member of the Association of Asian Studies, British Association of Korean Studies, Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Association for Korean Studies in Europe and the Asian Studies Conference Japan

Presentations

—Presentation at Engage Korea 2015, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge, Cambridge, 11th-12th, December, 2015, “North Korean Narrative Topographies and the Tumen River”

Presentation at NZAsia 2015, Conference of the New Zealand Asian Studies Association, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 29th November – 1st of December, 2015 “Connecting and Co-Producing Nature and Nation in North Korea and the Tumen Triangle”  

—Presentation at East Asian Environmental History Conference 2015, 20th-25th October, 2015, Takamatsu, Japan, “Afforestation and the Production of Political Landscape on the Korean Peninsula: Divided Visions, United Vista”

Presentation at 1st North Korean Review Conference on North Korean Studies, Trends, Perceptions and Realities, 14th-15th October, 2015, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, “Uncovering a North Korean Resource History: Mineralogical Narratives of the Captured Documents Collection”

Presentation at 2nd Word Conference of North Korean Studies, 13th-14th October, 2015 Dongguk University, Seoul, South Korea, “Hydraulic Foundations: North Korean Hydrological Engineering and its connections with Political Charisma, Development and Statecraft”

—Presentation at KSGSC 2015 Annual Conference, 29th September-2nd October, Malaga, Spain, “Hydraulic Foundations: North Korean Hydrological Engineering and its connections with Political Charisma, Development and Statecraft”

—Presentation at “Korea’s Challenges Ahead: The Korean Peninsulas issues in the World”, 2nd-4th September, 2015, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania – “The Socialist Modern at Rest and Play: Spaces of Leisure in North Korea”

—Panel Presentation at 21st World Congress of International Association for the History of Religions, 23-29th August, 2015, Erfurt Germany, “Mountain Worship and Contemporary Self Transformation in East/Central Asia”. Panel includes, Dame Prof Caroline Humphrey (Cambridge University), Prof Emeritus James Grayson (University of Sheffield), Prof David Mason (Chung-Ang University), Victoria Ten (Leiden University)

Presentation at 21st World Congress of International Association for the History of Religions, 23-29th August, 2015, Erfurt Germany, “Contemporary Charismatic Topographies and Sacred Terrains”

—Panel Presentation at AKSE 10th-12th July 2015, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany “Knowing about the North Korean Landscapes – the Paradox of Sciences Within and Without”. Panel includes Dr Valerie Gelezeau (EHESS), Dr Benjamin Joinau (EHESS), Dr Kayla Iacovino (US Geological Survey), Dr Koen De Ceuster (Leiden University)

—Presentation at AKSE 10th – 12th July, 2015, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany, 10th-12th July, 2015, A Charismatic Science – Landscape and Topographic Management in North Korea

—Presentation at International Conference of Historical Geographers 2015, Royal Geographical Society, London, 9th July, 2015, A Historiography of Developmental Resource: North Korean Mineralogical Narratives in the Captured Documents Collection

—Presentation at ASCJ, 2015 Annual Conference, Meiji Gakukin University, Tokyo, Japan, June 20th-21st  Uncovering a North Korean Resource History: Mineralogical Narratives of the Captured Documents Collection

Presentation at DePaul University, Chicago, United States, April 27th, 2015, Kim Jong-suk at Paektu Mountain Political Communication, Nationalism, Narrative, Gender and Violence in a Korean Landscape     

—Presentation at American Association of Geographers (AAG), 2015 Annual Conference, Chicago, United States, April 21st,2015, Producing Political Landscape on the Korean Peninsula: Divided Visions, United Vista

—Presentation at AAG (Political Geography Specialty Group) PGSC Pre Conference, DePaul University, Chicago, United States, 20th April, 2015, Narrating the Politics of Landscape and Topography on the Korean Peninsula —

Presentation at AAS, 2015 Annual Conference, Chicago, United States, March 26th-29th, 2015, Producing Political Landscape on the Korean Peninsula: Divided Visions, United Vista

—Presentation at The Korean Peninsula in a Global Context: Opportunities and Challenges in the 21st Century, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, March 10th, 2015, The Socialist Modern at Rest and Play: Spaces of Leisure in North Korea

—Presentation at UCLAN, IIKS, Preston, United Kingdom, March 6th 2015, Environment, Politics and Ideology in North Korea – Research Review

—Presentation at the University of Leicester, Politics and International Studies, March 4th, 2015, “Political Natures, Ideological Topographies: Environmental Strategies of North Korea”

—Panel Presentation – “Borderland Activation and Co-Production on the Korean Peninsula: Interdisciplinary Investigation of Bordering and Border Spaces” at ABRN 4th Conference, South East Asia Research Center, City University, Hong Kong, 8th-10th December, 2014 – Panel includes, Dr Adam Cathcart (University of Leeds), Mr Christopher Green (Leiden University), Steven Denney (University of Toronto), Ms Byul Ryan-Im (Durham University), Mr Benoit Berthelier (Yonsei University/INALCO)

—Presentation at ABRN 4th Conference, South East Asian Research Center, City University Hong Kong, 8th-10th December, 2014, “Environmental borderlands: Co-producing Nature in Sino-North Korean Borderlands”

Presentation at British Association of Korean Studies Conference, Korean Identities in a Global Age, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, 21st-23rd November, 2014, Korean “Green Waves”: Investigating Trans-Peninsular and Global Sustainabilities

—Panel Presentation – “A Little Local Difficulty” Constructing Modernity on the Korean Peninsula” at Seventh World Congress of Korean Studies, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hawaii, United States, 6th-8th November, 2014 – Panel includes, Dr Sarah Son (Korea University), Dr Christopher Richardson (University of Sydney), Steven Denney (University of Toronto)

— Presentation at Seventh World Congress of Korean Studies, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hawaii, United States, 6th-8th November, 2014, “Tainted Topography” – Resolving Colonial Environmental Impacts in North Korea

— Presentation at First World Conference on North Korean Studies, MOU, Seoul, South Korea, October 27th-30th, 2014, Political Natures, Ideological Topographies: Environmental Strategies of North Korea”

— Presentation at Conference on Korea as the Nexus of East Asian, Peace and Security, IKSU, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom, October 15th-18th, 2014, “Leveraging the Charismatic Environmental” – Developmental vectors to North Korean engagement and stability

— Presentation at Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, NNC Conference, 2014, University of Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Iceland, 13th-14th October, 2014, Paektu Mountain and Women: Gendering Korean Landscape (with Victoria Ten, Leiden University)

— Presentation at RMMLA 2014 Conference, Boise, Idaho, United States, October 9th-11th, 2014 – “Producing Political Landscape on the Korean Peninsula: Divided Visions, United Landscape”

— Presentation at KSGSC Annual Conference, St Petersburg State University, St Petersburg, Russia, 24th-27th September, 2014 – “Producing Political Landscape on the Korean Peninsula: Divided Visions, United Landscape”

— Presented “Constructing Paekdu – Charisma and the Geographic” at RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2014, 27th-29th August 2014, London

— Panel Proposal – “A Topography of Co-Production – Mountains and the Mountainous on the Korean Peninsula” at RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2014, London 27th-29th August, 2014 – Panel includes Professor Wei-Cheng Lin (University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill), Ms Victoria Ten (Leiden University), Mr Benoit Berthelier (Yonsei University/INALCO)

— Presented “Pyongyang’s Own Green Wave: Sustainability under the Byungjin Line” at Critical Perspectives on Sustainability Conference, United Nations University , Tokyo, Japan, 25-27th July, 2014

— Presented From Pyongyang to Kojetin/Utrecht : Navigating international relations with North Korea through intangible and environmental vectors at Sixth Oceanic Conference on International Studies, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, July 9th-11th, 2014

— Panel Presentation – “Across Northern rivers : Examining the Borderlands of the People’s Republic of China and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea as Transitional, Transient and Liminal Spaces” at Association of Borderland Studies 1st World Conference, Joensuu, Finland and St Petersburg, Russian Federation, 9th – 13th June, 2014 – Panel includes Dr Sheena Greitens (Harvard University), Mr Christopher Green (Cambridge University), Mr Roger Cavazos (Nautilus Institute), Mr Steven Denney (University of Toronto), Ms Darcie Draudt (Yonsei University)

— Presented “Environmental borderlands : Nature as space for transference and incorporation in the DPRK at Association of Borderland Studies 1st World Conference, Joensuu, Finland and St Petersburg, Russian Federation, 9th – 13th June, 2014

— Presented “Charisma in a Watery Frame : Narrative Topographies and the Tumen River”, Tumen Triangle in North East Asia Symposium, Clare Hall, Cambridge University, Friday 23rd May, 2014

— Presented “Landscapes of Charisma, Topographies of Glory: Investigating Politics and the Environmental”, University of Toronto Comparative Politics Study Group (CPSG) East Asia Conference ‘Polities in Motion: Power, Transfers, Institutional Change and Everyday Politics in East Asia’, March 6th2014, Toronto, Canada

—Presented “From Pyongyang to Kojetin, Conceptual transfer between external environmental actors and the DPRK, the CDM and UNFCCC process and beyond.” – 7th Nordic NIAS Council Conference, University of Southern Denmark, Sonderborg, Denmark, 5-6th November, 2013

— Presented “Nature in the Narratives: Environmental Participation in the Body Politic of the DPRK” at JEAS Joint Conference 2013, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, 5-7th September, 2013

— Presented “Ideology and the Construction of Landscape in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea : A Research Review” at RGS (IBG) Annual Conference 2013, Royal Geographical Society, London, 28th – 30th August 2013 – part of “New Frontiers in Postgraduate Geography” session

— Presented “Environmental Possibilities in the Era of Kim Jong Un : DPRK Engagement with the UNFCCC Process and Future Opportunities for Environmental Financial Leverage” – 11th ISKS International Conference of Korean Studies, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China, August 22/23rd 2013

— Presented “Environmental Possibilities in the Era of Kim Jong Un: DPRK Engagement with the UNFCCC Process and Future Opportunities for Environmental Financial Leverage” at 10th Korean Studies Graduate Students Convention (KSGSC) in Europe, Helsinki, Finland, 15th-18th July, 2013

— Presented “Ideology and the Construction of Landscape in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea : A Research Review” at Engage Korea 2013 Conference, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University, Oxford, 4th May, 2013

— Presented “Approaching the North Through Environmental Paradigms” at Leeds University Korean Society, Leeds University Business School, Leeds, 24 April, 2013

— Presented as Panelist on CKS sponsored Panel Environment and Environmentalisms in the Two Koreas” – presenting paper entitled “Comparative Political Ecologies of Coastal Reclamation on the Korean Peninsula” at AAS Annual Conference, San Diego, California, March 21-March 24,2013

— Presented “Environmental Parallax on the Thirty Eighth Parallel – Exploring Differing Strategies of Conservational and Spatial Approach in a Divided Korea” at 13th East Asian Studies Graduate Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 3 March, 2013

— Presented “Juche Orientated Garden Cities of the Future – Unlikely Utopian Environmental Outcomes in the DPRK of 2032” at BAKS workshop, SOAS, London, November 17, 2012

— Presented “Landscape as Political Project?” – The Conservational Paradigm in the DPRK, Developing Connections and Diffusing Borders, the Korean Peninsula and the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), Peace Park” at Third Conference of Asian Borderlands Research Network – “Connections, Corridors and Communities” – Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore, Singapore, 11-13 October 2012

—Presented “Landscape as Political Project” – The ‘Greening’ of North Korea, Exploring the role of the Environmental as ‘Legitimator’ within North Korean Presentational Narratives “at Sixth World Congress of Korean Studies, Academy of Korean Studies, Seongnam, South Korea, 25,26 September, 2012

— Presented “Landscape as Political Project?” –Towards a ‘Greening’ of the DPRK; Identifying the Rise of a Conservational Paradigm in North Korean Environmental Management and its Connection with Western and Japanese Ecological Thought” at “Spaces of Possibility” conference, University of Washington, Seattle United States of America, 22,23 September 2012

— Presented “Landscape as Political Project” – The ‘Greening’ of the DPRK, Developing an Environmental Approach to Political Legitimationat Ninth Korean Studies Graduate Students Convention (KSGSC) in Europe, 17 -20 September 2012, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

— Presented “Imposition or Transformation? Examining Emergent Environmental Strategies in the Era of Kim Jong Un” at “Whither the Two Koreas? Continuity and Change on the Korean Peninsula” ConferenceCentral European University, Budapest, 6 – 8 September, 2012

— Presented “Landscape as Political Project?” – New Juche Orientated Strategies for Coastal Reclamation” at the 16th Asian Studies Conference Japan – Tokyo (Rikkyo University) – 30 June /1 July, 2012

— Presented Nature Loved Kim Jong Il, Nature Loves Kim Jong Un” – the Natural as Legitimative Factor in DPRK Presentational Narratives” at “East Asia in Performance”, Graduate Student Conference in East Asian Studies, University of Chicago, Chicago, 27, 28 April, 2012

— Presented “Landscape as Political Project”- The ‘Greening’ of the DPRK, Sincerity or Deception? Investigating the Process of Ideological Incorporation in North Korea” at the 12th East Asian Studies Graduate Conference, Toronto University, Toronto, Canada, 10 March, 2012

— Presented “Landscape as Political Project?” –Towards a ‘Greening’ of the DPRK; Identifying the Rise of a Conservational Paradigm in North Korean Environmental Management and its Connection with Western and Japanese Ecological Thought” at White Rose East Asian Centre (University of Leeds/University of Sheffield) – 29th February,2012

— Presented “Landscape as Political Project?” – Pragmatic and Reflexive Policy Development in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Revealing a Multifunctional Approach to Forestry Strategy” at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine, November 17,18, 2011

Forthcoming Presentations

Presentation at ‘Water and Human Survival in Historical Context’ conference,  Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States of America, May 12th-15th, 2016 , Hydraulic Foundations: North Korean Hydrological Engineering and its connections with Political Charisma, Development and Statecraft.

Presentation at ASCJ 2016, International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan, July 2nd-3rd, 2016, “Narratives of Mineralogical Collaboration: North Korean and Soviet Mineralogical Development 1945-1950 in the Captured Documents Collection

Presentation at ASAA 2016, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 5th-7th July, 2016, Informal Life Politics in Difficult and Contested Developmental Times: Sindo and its Fisherpeople.

Presentation at 5th Asian Borderlands Research Network Conference, Kathmandu, Nepal, 12th-14th December, 2016, Navigating Geo-Politics at the Mouth of the Amnok/Yalu: Sindo and its Fisherpeople.

Reviewed Online Articles

— Nature Loved Kim Jong Il, Nature Loves Kim Jong Un – An Introduction to ‘the Natural as Legitimator’ in DPRK Presentational Narratives” – article for SINO:NK : China and North Korean Borderlands, Relations, History, March 8 2012 – accessible at http://www.sinonk.com

— “Trees and a Trinity: Environmental Narratives Revised at the Accession of Kim Jong-il” article for SINO: NK: China and North Korean Borderlands, Relations, History, March 27 2012– accessible at http://www.sinonk.com

— “Salmon Farming in the DPRK” Multifunctional Reclamation Strategy in North Korea” – article for SINO: NK: China and North Korean Borderlands, Relations, History, May 6 2012 – accessible at http://www.sinonk.com

— “The Korean People are doing their best to turn the country into a socialist fairyland”: Glory Reflected, The Emergent Environmental Strategies of Kim Jong Un” – article for SINO: NK: China and North Korean Borderlands, Relations, History, May 31 2012– accessible at http://www.sinonk.com

— “Integrated Reed Farms and SEZ’s: Revolutionary Landscape meets Economic Urgency, The Case of Sindo County” , June 20 2012 – article for SINO:NK : China and North Korean Borderlands, Relations, History – accessible at http://www.sinonk.com

— “Forests as Spaces of Revolution and Resistance: Thoughts on Arboreal Comradeship on a Divided Peninsula”, June 28 2012 – article for SINO: NK: China and North Korean Borderlands, Relations, History – accessible at http://www.sinonk.com

— “From Doha to Pyongyang? – DPRK Progress and Development within the UNFCCC Framework and Process” – article for SINO: NK: China and North Korean Borderlands, Relations, History, January 13 2013 – accessible at http://www.sinonk.com

— “Kwangmyongsong 3-2 and STSAT 2C: Revolutionary Speed and Capitalism Reversed”– article for SINO:NK : China and North Korean Borderlands, Relations, History, March 9 2013– accessible at http://www.sinonk.com

— South of the Tumen and North of the Sea – Essay as part of the Tumen Triangle Project: Sourcing the Chinese – North Korean border, Issue 1, April 15 2013– accessible at http://www.sinonk.com

— “Armilliaria and Sunshine: From Kim Jong-Il’s Fungal Diplomacy to the Mushroom Institute of Pyongyang” – article for SINO: NK: China and North Korean Borderlands, Relations, History, November 22nd 2013 – accessible at http://www.sinonk.com

— “Sepho and the ‘Quiet Charisma’ of Grassland Reclamation” – article for SINO: NK: China and North Korean Borderlands, Relations, History, December 6th 2013 – accessible at http://www.sinonk.com

— “Raising A Fierce Wind: Back to the Future in the New Year’s Message – article for SINO: NK: China and North Korean Borderlands, Relations, History, January 14th, 2014- accessible at http://www.sinonk.com

— “Framing Epistemic Communities in North Korea: From Fungus to Botanic Gardens – article for SINO: NK: China and North Korean Borderlands, Relations, History, January 30th, 2014- accessible at http://www.sinonk.com

— “Raising a Fiercer Wind: Meetings and Messages” – article for SINO: NK: China and North Korean Borderlands, Relations, History, February 12th, 2014- accessible at http://www.sinonk.com

— “The Theatre of Farm Fields: Kim Jong-un and the Sub Workteam Leaders” – article for SINO: NK: China and North Korean Borderlands, Relations, History, March 30th, 2014- accessible at http://www.sinonk.com

— “Vanadium and Socialism: Rare Earth Prospecting, Politics and History in North Korea” – article for SINO: NK: China and North Korean Borderlands, Relations, History, April 28th, 2014- accessible at http://www.sinonk.com

— “Politics and Pollack: A Piscine Story” – article for SINO: NK: China and North Korean Borderlands, Relations, History, May 30th, 2014- accessible at http://www.sinonk.com

— “Politics and Pollack: Fishing in the Age of the Six Goals” – article for SINO: NK: China and North Korean Borderlands, Relations, History, June 17th, 2014- accessible at http://www.sinonk.com

— “Politics and Pollack: It takes a Nation of Fishes” – article for SINO: NK: China and North Korean Borderlands, Relations, History, June 24th, 2014- accessible at http://www.sinonk.com

— “Spaces of Leisure: A North Korean (Pre) History– article for SINO: NK: China and North Korean Borderlands, Relations, History, September 13th, 2014- accessible at http://www.sinonk.com

— “Spaces of Leisure: From Cinematic Birth to Physical Culture” – article for SINO: NK: China and North Korean Borderlands, Relations, History, September 25th, 2014- accessible at http://www.sinonk.com

— “Spaces of Leisure: The Socialist Modern at Rest and Play” – article for SINO: NK: China and North Korean Borderlands, Relations, History, November 14th, 2014- accessible at http://www.sinonk.com

— “Mountains and Seas of Gold: 2015’s New Year’s Message” – article for SINO: NK: China and North Korean Borderlands, Relations, History, January 27th, 2015 – accessible at http://www.sinonk.com

— “Russia’s Borders: North Korea is Moving up Moscow’s agenda” – article for The Conversation (UK edition), 23rd February, 2015 – accessible at http://www.theconversation.com

— “Footsteps and Deterritorializations: “and did those feet in ancient times (1)” – article for SINO: NK: China and North Korean Borderlands, Relations, History, March 22nd, 2015 – accessible at http://www.sinonk.com

— “The Crossings and Encounters of Kim Jong-suk: “and did those feet in ancient times (2)” – article for SINO: NK: China and North Korean Borderlands, Relations, History, April 9th, 2015 – accessible at http://www.sinonk.com

— “The Legendary Woman of Baekdu: “and did those feet in ancient times (3)” – article for Sino: NK: China and North Korean Borderlands, Relations, History, May 7th, 2015 – accessible at http://www.sinonk.com

— “Cultures of Critique: Kim Jong-un on North Korean Deforestation” – article for Sino: NK: China and North Korean Borderlands, Relations, History, June 8th, 2015accessible at http://www.sinonk.com

— “Returning to the Courtyard: Rescaling Charismatic Landscapes in North Korea” – article for Sino: NK: China and North Korean Borderlands, Relations, History, July 27th, 2015accessible at http://www.sinonk.com

— “Charismatic Politics: Kim Jong-suk’s Supporting Cast of Female Guerrilla Fighters” – article for Sino: NK: China and North Korean Borderlands, Relations, History, August 25th, 2015accessible at http://www.sinonk.com

Current Employment:

Research Fellowship – Australian National University, College of Asia and the Pacific, School of Culture, History and Language – working as part of Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki’s Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship project ‘Informal Life Politics in North East Asia’

Visiting Research Fellow – School of Geography, University of Leeds – working jointly on projects deriving initially from Beyond the Korean War Project, but working within Leeds Cities and Social Justice Research Cluster

Previous Employment

Post-Doctoral Fellowship – Beyond the Korean War Project/University of Cambridge Beyond the Korean War Project – Funded by the University of Cambridge and the Academy of Korean Studies – Principle Investigator Professor Heonik Kwon, also includes Professor Charles Armstrong and Professor Andre Schmid

Director of Research – Sino-NK (China/North Korean Borderlands)

Coordination of Research materials collection and collation for publication purposes. Management of online ‘research room’ capability. Construction and maintenance of source and material databases. Management of Sino-NK’s ‘Junior Fellowship’ programme. Coordination of Research material and output’s dissemination at public events. Sponsored by Leiden University.

Academic Mentor and Disability Support, University of Leeds, University of Hull, Open University

Supporting students with mental health and specific learning difference/disabilities through provision of mentoring support and other academic services (note taking and exam amanuensis)

Environmental Analyst – Sino-NK (China/North Korean Borderlands)

Research and production of material to contribute to Sino-NK’s online presence and collection of material all with an environmental focus for collation into published dossiers.

Strand Coordinator: January 2003 – November 2008 – European Social Forum

Coordination and organiser of creativity and mental health strand within the European Social Forum/FSE movement. Organised, promoted and supported Europe-wide coordination between different social movements and organisations involved within the field of mental health activism and their creative response to the privatisation, diminution and marginalisation of mental health provision. Organised art exhibitions, film festivals, and seminar series at the Third European Social Forum, London (2004) and the Fifth European Social Forum, Malmo, Sweden (2008)

Trustee : July 2004 – November 2007 – Artists in Mind

Trustee of charity focused on creating and providing artistic activities and exhibition possibilities within Secure and Special Psychiatric Hospitals around the UK

Co – Director: January 2000 – June 2004 – Prescription: Art

Creative/Artistic activist organisation working within Leeds Partnerships NHS trust and other mental health focused NHS trusts within Yorkshire. Curator of Trust’s art collection and organiser of service user generated art exhibitions (throughout the UK and northern Europe), as well as the provision, maintenance and support of creative/artistic spaces throughout differing mental health units.

Director : September 1995 – October 1999 – House of Dubois

Tour Management and Events Organiser in Edinburgh Scotland. Organiser of art exhibitions and touring of those exhibitions throughout the UK and Scandinavia, as well as organiser of tours for musical artists throughout the UK and Europe. Also organised musical and artistic events in Scotland. House of Dubois also ran a record label from 1992 to 1999 which produced some 38 musical releases and released a number of magazines and pamphlets

 

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