Premodern Korean History
Joon Hur is a Ph.D. student of Premodern Korean history. He is completing his dissertation which focuses on whether among Koreans in the premodern period, there existed a shared collective identity that could be utilized by modernizing nationalists and that significantly informed the nature of nationalism in twentieth century Korea. He received both his B.A. and M.A. in History from Sogang University in Korea and subsequently earned another M.A. degree in East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia in 2010.