Ethan Waddell

Cohort Year: 2017
Research Interests: Korea
Education: BA: State University of New York at Geneseo, (Creative Writing), 2009 MA: Yonsei University, (English Language and Literature), 2016


I am interested in Korean literature, both contemporary as well as from the colonial era. After studying in South Korea for five years, I became fascinated by the prospect of using theories on literature, nationhood, and ethnicity produced by Korean authors during the colonial era to interpret contemporary Korean transnational and diaspora literature. For my doctorate research, I would like to expand upon this interest, with a broad emphasis on representations of nationhood and ethnicity in Korean literature.