Soojin Chung, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor 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.||History and Hermeneutics||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
Certificate in Leadership, Cornell University
Research, Presentations, & Publications
Adopting for God: The Mission to Change America through Transnational Adoption, New York University Press, forthcoming.
"Woman’s Work for Woman: The Controversial Role of Female Missionaries in Korea, 1885-1945," Fides et Historia: The Journal of the Conference on Faith & History, forthcoming.
"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).
"Baptists, Global Christianity, and the Christian Tradition," in Baptists and the Christian Tradition. B&H Academic, June 2020.
"Asian Americans and Christianity in North America," in Bloomsbury Religion in North America. Bloomsbury Academic, forthcoming.
“South Korea” in World Christian Encyclopedia. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, March 2020.
“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.
"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
"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
“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