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Department of Archaeology



-born and raised in Republic of Korea

-BA in Archaeology, Seoul National University, 2017

-MA in Archaeology, Seoul National University, 2020

-MPhil in Archaeology (European Prehistory track), Peterhouse, University of Cambridge, 2022

-PhD student in Archaeology at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge since October 2022

-Pony Chung Overseas Doctorate Scholarship recipient


-pre-literate societies at the margins of ancient civilisations

-how prehistoric people made society and history with reference to the material and historical conditions they inhabited

-discussing long-term and large-scale trajectories, seamlessly with trivial, intimate moments of everyday practices

-employing the ideas from phenomenology, semiotics, post-structuralism and social theory for archaeological research

-making use of historical sources for archaeological research

-Hallstatt and La Tène cultures, and their relations with the Mediterranean region

-conceptualising the essence of city and urbanism

-understanding Iron Age urbanism north of the Alps (mainly in south Germany), in terms of the tension between city’s inherent centrifugal tendency and centripetal conditions

Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 

Supervisor: Prof Simon Stoddart

Advisor: Prof John Robb

Other Professional Activities

-Ministry of National Defence Agency for Killed-in-action Recovery and Identification, Republic of Korea (2013-14, for military duty)

Job Titles

PhD Student in Archaeology

General Info

Not available for consultancy
Research Expertise / Fields of study: 
Material Culture
Archaeological Theory

Contact Details


Person keywords: 
Iron Age Europe
South Germany
Hallstatt and La Tène cultures
Social archaeology
Environment, Landscapes and Settlement
Material Culture
Rethinking Complexity
Geographical areas: 
Central Asia
East Asia
Periods of interest: 
Iron Age