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Department of Archaeology



  • MPhil in Heritage Studies, University of Cambridge (2020)

Dissertation Title: A Heritage of Gratitude: An Analysis of the Transformation of a Traumatic Place into Heritage by the Post-Memory Generation

  • MSc in Geography, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea (2017)

Dissertation Title: The Difference of Key Stakeholder's Preference about the Urban Regeneration using Heritage and Culture in case of the Seoul City Wall Villages

  • BNatSci in Geography and Biological Science, Seoul, Korea (2011)


My PhD research looks at ‘non-elite’ historical resources of colonial heritage in Korea regarding multi-layered memories of the general public. This research is focused on case sites in my hometown, Busan in South Korea, where various colonial heritage and the Korean War heritage remain. I am also interested in the topic of urban heritage, refugee migration and dark heritage.

Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 

Supervisor: Dr Gilly Carr

Advisor: Dr Liliana Janik

Other Professional Activities

  • Associate member of ICOMOS (2015 – present)
  • ESR members in HeritoPolis Project (2020-present)
  • Convening team member of Our World Heritage (2020-present)
  • Staff member in Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation (2018-2019)
  • Researcher in Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (2017)
  • Secretary in International Council on Monument and Sites Korea (2015-2017)

Job Titles

PhD Student in Archaeology

General Info

Not available for consultancy
Research Expertise / Fields of study: 
Socio-Politics of the Past
Heritage Management
Cultural Heritage

Contact Details

hk490 [at]


Person keywords: 
Korean colonial history, Postmemory, Korean War heritage, Phenomenology
Heritage Studies
Geographical areas: 
East Asia
Periods of interest: 
Other Historical