Shyun Ahn

Korean Cultural Studies
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B.A. in Philosophy and International Literary and Visual Studies from Tufts University

Shyun Ahn is interested in the notion of a body and related issues, such as gender, sexuality, and death. Specifically, Shyun plans to explore how the understanding of a body and non-body has changed in the early and mid-twentieth century Korea and how this transformation is interwoven with various forms of creative expression.

Before joining Princeton's East Asian Studies department, Shyun received a B.A. in philosophy and international literary and visual studies from Tufts University. In his thesis, he examined the construction of time in the North Korean ideological texts and analyzed its implication on non-reproductive sexualities through surveying cultural products. Shyun has also been an active part of the contemporary Korean literary scene as a translator and editor.