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Department of Archaeology



I finished BA in archaeology at Peking University in Beijing in 2016 and completed MA in Public Archaeology with distinction at UCL in London in 2021.


Having trained as an archaeologist in China and South Korea, I had some field experience working with locals at sites in China, Korea, and Azerbaijan where I was able to encounter different ways of encountering the past by the public through archaeological sites.

Before I came to the UK, I worked as a field archaeologist in South Korea.


My PhD thesis explores the role of museums in the process of reconciliation. I am using exhibitions on the Korean War in South Korea as case studies to study the public perceptions of the museum representations of an ongoing and sensitive past.


In general, I am interested in conflict heritage and public perception of the past.

Key Publications

Key publications: 

Robbeets, M., Bouckaert, R., Conte, M., Savelyev, A., Li, T., An, D.I., Shinoda, K.I., Cui, Y., Kawashima, T., Kim, G., Uchiyama, J., Dolińska, J., Oskolskaya, S., Yamano, K.-Y., Seguchi, N., Tomita, H., Takamiya, H., Kanzawa-Kiriyama, H., Oota, H., Ishida, H., Kimura, R., Sato, T., Kim, J.-H., Deng, B., Bjørn, R.. Rhee, S., Ahn, K.-D., Gruntov, I., Mazo, O., Bentley, J. R., Fernandes, R., Roberts, P., Bausch, I. R., Gilaizeau, L., Yoneda, M., Kugai, M., Bianco, R. A., Zhang, F., Himmel, M., Hudson, M. J. & Ning, C. (2021). Triangulation supports agricultural spread of the Transeurasian languages. Nature, 599(7886), pp.616-621.


Tourigny, E., Newstead, S., Kim, G., Fusco Zambetogliris, N. & Corvo, V. P. (2020). ‘Global post-medieval/historical archaeology: what’s happening around the world 2020?’, Post-Medieval Archaeology, 54(3), pp. 371–382.

Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 

Supervisor: Dr Liliana Janik

Advisor: Dr Andreas Pantazatos

Other Professional Activities

CASA 5 Committee member

ICOM UK Student and Emerging Professional Working Group

University of Cambridge ThinkLab (2022/23)

Job Titles

PhD Student in Archaeology

General Info

Not available for consultancy
Research Expertise / Fields of study: 
Museum Studies
Cultural Heritage

Contact Details

gyk20 [at]


Heritage Studies
Geographical areas: 
East Asia