Ksenia Chizhova

Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies
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  • Ph.D. in Literature and Cultural History of Premodern Korea, Columbia University

My work on the history of emotions in premodern and early modern Korea is situated at the intersection of literary studies, material culture studies, and theoretical understanding of emotion and affect. The main areas of my research include vernacular Korean lineage novels (kamun sosŏl), women’s literacy, vernacular Korean calligraphy, the materiality of manuscript culture, and the early-twentieth-century intellectual discourse of emotion. Weaving these themes and analytical strategies together is the goal of my current manuscript project based on my dissertation.

At Princeton, I will teach introductory survey courses on premodern Korean writing (not limited to fiction) and culture, as well as theme-specific seminars on gender, emotion, and the historical metamorphoses of scriptural practices in Korea.

Prior to my appointment at Princeton as Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies in 2016, I spent a year in Canberra as postdoctoral fellow at the Korea Institute of Australian National University. I received my Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2015.