The history of the complex relationship between the US and the Korean peninsula keeps Fordham PhD student Brandon K. Gauthier on the move.
This August, Brandon visited the National Library of Korea and the Republic of Korea’s Diplomatic Archives to pursue research for his dissertation “North Korea in the American Imagination: Cultural, Intellectual, and Political Perspectives, 1948-1996.” This summer also saw the publication of Brandon’s essay “The American-Korean Friendship and Information Center and North Korean Public Diplomacy 1971-1976” in The Yonsei Journal of International Studies. Brandon also published a review of Passing the Test: Combat in Korea, April-June 1951, a collection of interviews with Korean war veterans in the Oral History Review.
On September 13, Brandon will be presenting a paper at the 2014 Student Conference on the DPRK at Harvard University. The conference is being organized by students of Harvard Kennedy School’s DPRK Study Group and Harvard Medical School’s Students for Global Health.
Brandon Gauthier’s article can be accessed by the link above, his review is available for download here: Oral History Review-2014-Gauthier-370-2