PhD Candidate & Communications Specialist
Who She Is
PhD Candidate, English, York University
MA, English, University of Victoria (2016)
BA, English & Political Science,
University of Toronto (2014)
Angie Park is a Doctoral Candidate in English at York University. Her dissertation investigates Korean North American literature and media with aims to: 1) provide a precedent study of recent literatures and media in Canada regarding Korea and Korean identities, and 2) offer comparative and transnational analyses of Korean (-) Canadian and Korean (-) American texts by engaging with issues of dissemination, identity, and literary and textual forms -- particularly pertaining to comedy. In this investigation, Angie seeks to problematize nation-centred approaches to literary and media studies, especially through her case-study examination of the variety and variability of Korean (-) Canadian Literature.
In addition to her doctoral degree, Angie will receive dual diplomas in World Literature and Asian Studies upon the completion of her dissertation. She is a Graduate Associate of York's Centre for Asian Studies and the recipient of multiple awards including the Mitacs Research Award (2019), LA&PS Dissertation Fieldwork Fellowship (2019), YCAR Language Award (2019), Dr. and Mrs. Woo Memorial Graduate Award (2018), LA&PS International Study Abroad Award (2018), York International Mobility Award (2018), and KCSF Scholarship (2018). She has presented her research at Harvard University's Institute for World Literature (2018), ACCUTE (2016), VSAWC (2016), and SHARP (2016) and is scheduled to present at NeMLA in March 2020.
Angie completed her MA (English, 2016) at the University of Victoria and her Honours BA (English & Political Science, 2014) at the University of Toronto - Trinity College.