Soojin Chung, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies Director of Intercultural Studies
Office Phone: (951) 343-4769 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Location: Eugene and Billie Yeager Center B210 Office Hours: By appointment
|Ph.D.||Global Christianity||Boston University||2018|
|M.Div.||Theology||Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary||2012|
|B.A.||Religious Studies||University of Virginia||2008|
Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley Department of Ethnic Studies
ICS 105: Introduction to Global Studies
ICS 305: Global Christianity
ICS 430: Intercultural Communication and Practice
ICS 431: Cross-cultural Immersion
Research, Presentations, & Publications
"Mother of Transracial Adoption: Pearl Buck's Special Needs Adoption and American Self-Criticism," Studies in World Christianity (December 2019).
"The Christian History of Korean-American Adoption," Christianity Today (October 2019).
“Missiology of Pearl S. Buck.” International Bulletin of Mission Research (April 2017).
“Transnational Adoption: A Noble Cause? Female Missionaries as Pioneers of Transnational Adoption, 1945-1965.” Evangelical Missions Quarterly (October 2016).
"Asian Americans and Christianity in North America," in Bloomsbury Religion in North America. Bloomsbury Academic, forthcoming.
"Baptists, Global Christianity, and the Christian Tradition," in Baptists and the Christian Tradition. B&H Academic, forthcoming.
“Japan” in Encyclopedia of Christianity in the Global South. Lanham, MA: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, May 2018.
“Ministry to Children in Asia” in Encyclopedia of Christianity in the Global South. Lanham, MA: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, May 2018.
“Poor, Poverty – World Christianity” in Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (EBR). Berlin: De Gruyter, in press.
“Race and Ethnicity – World Christianity” in Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (EBR). Berlin: De Gruyter, in press.
"Minjung Theology – World Christianity" in Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (EBR). Berlin: De Gruyter, in press.
“South Korea” in World Christian Encyclopedia. Oxford: Oxford University Press, in press.
Conference Papers and Lectures
"Possibilities and Limits of Christian Humanitarianism"
American Society of Church History, Panel Organizer
New York, NY. January 3-6, 2020
"What Americans Left Behind: Christian Adoption and US-Korea Relations, 1945-1955"
UCLA Im Conference of Korean Christianity
Los Angeles, CA. April 26-27, 2019
“The Role of Christian Adoption Narratives in the Changing American Racial Landscape”
American Society of Church History
Chicago, IL. January 3-6, 2019
"Hero or Villain: The Holts and the Korean Adoption Boom, 1955-60"
UCLA Center for Korean Studies, Guest Speaker
Los Angeles, CA. October 10, 2018
“Indigenization or Syncretism? Term Question in Korean Christianity”
Asian-American Religions, Guest Speaker
UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, February 20, 2018
“Theology of Adoption: Pearl Buck’s Anti-Racism Propaganda and American Self-Criticism”
Conference on the History and Practices of International Adoptions
University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany. November 17-18, 2017
“Children and Mission: Historical Case Studies”
American Society of Missiology, Panel Organizer
Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, June 16-18, 2017
“Asian Theology: Marginality, Identity, and Story-Telling”
Global Christianity, Guest Lecturer
Gordon College, South Hamilton, MA. April 11, 2017
“The Inception of International Adoption, 1948-1955”
New England Historical Association
Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT. April 23, 2016
“Younghill Kang: The Pioneer of Korean American Literature”
Korean Diaspora Project Annual Meeting
Boston University, Boston, MA. April 21, 2016
“Mission and Motherhood: Female Missionaries as Pioneers of Transnational Adoption”
The New England Maritimes Region of the American Academy of Religion
Boston College, Boston, MA. April 2, 2016
“Woman’s Work for Woman: The Controversial Role of Female Missionaries, 1885-1945”
The Annual Orlando E. Costas Consultation on World Mission and Ecumenism
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA. February 26, 2016
“Early Korean Missionary Reflections on Shamanism, 1877-1910”
Graduate Student Conference
Boston University, Boston, MA. November 14, 2015
“Shamanism’s Influence on Korean Christianity”
Yale-Edinburgh Conference on the History of World Christianity
Yale Divinity School, New Haven, CT. June 25-27, 2015
“The Role of Female Missionaries in Advancement of Korean Women’s Social Status”
Evangelical Missiological Society
Flushing, NY. March 28, 2015