I am a historian and curator of East Asia at Laurier Brantford. For over 15 years, I have served as Curatorial Consultant and Research Associate at the Royal Ontario Museum and has worked as the guest curator for the museum’s Korea Gallery. I am also a digital humanist and have been involved in Deep Mapping projects on Brantford’s immigration history. I am currently serving as the President of the Canadian Industrial Heritage Centre.
My academic work has focused on the investigation of various cultural and intellectual developments in East Asia and beyond. My research interests encompass art, literature and cultural history of East Asia, digital humanities, and game studies. My recent research examines poetry games in both classical literature of premodern Korea and digital literature of contemporary South Korea. I am also currently working on a SSHRC-funded research, “Comparative Spatial Histories of Brantford’s Early Immigrant Communities (1900-1920): A Deep Mapping and Digital Storytelling Project.”
I am willing to supervise graduate students in the areas of Korean and Chinese cultural and intellectual history, public history, and digital humanities.