Conference and Workshop Presentations
2015 “The Charisma of Nature: Whale and Dolphin Conservation and Claim-Making in Ecuador.” Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, November 18-22, Denver, CO.
2015 “Social Power and Gender Conflict as Performed in Corridos and Rancheras.” Federación Internacional de Estudios sobre América Latina y el Caribe, XVII Congreso. August 25-28, BEXCO, Busan, Korea.
2015 “Social Movements Across Borders: The Korean Campaign against Dolphin Captivity.” International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences Annual Congress. July 15-17, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand.
2015 “The New Whale Tourism in Korea: Will it Increase Koreans’ Knowledge of the Ocean?” 6th Annual Ulleungdo Forum, June 11, Ulleungdo, Korea.
2015 “English Medium Lecture and Intercultural Competencies: A Practice-based Study from South Korea.” 7th International Conference, Building Cultural Bridges: Integrating Languages, Linguistics, Literature, Translation and Journalism into Education. April 23-24, Suleyman Demirel University, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
2014 “Higher Education Policy, Mobilities and the Quest for Halal Food in Korea.” East Asian Anthropology Association Conference. November 15, Yeungnam University, Korea.
2014 “The Defense of Bycatch: Culture and Politics in South Korean Responses to the IWC Moratorium.” International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Annual Congress. May 15-18, Chiba City, Japan.
2013 “Social and Cultural Factors in the Design of a Learning Environment for English Conversation.” International Colloquium on English as an Official Language in East Asia: Past, Present, and Future. November 15, Ulsan, Korea.
2013 “Teaching Student Engineers to Analyze Society: A Knowledge-based Pedagogy.” Coauthor: Jinsook Choi. Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science, October 9-12, San Diego, CA.
2013 “The Whaling Debate in Korea: A Sustainability Perspective.” 4th Annual Ulleungdo Forum, June 11, Ulleungdo, Korea.
2013 “Coastal Eco-tourism and Government Regulation in Ecuador: La Ruta del Spondylus.” Annual Meeting of the Latin American Studies Association of Korea, June 15, Daegu, Korea.
2012 “Mitigation Efforts and Challenges to Reduce Marine Mammal Bycatch in Ecuador.” Achieving Greater Reductions in Marine Mammal Bycatch in South American Gillnet Fisheries. Coauthored with: Juan Jose Alava, Maria Jose Barragan, Patricia Rosero, Judith Denkinger,
Conference and Workshop Presentations (Continued)
Pedro Jimenez, and Jorge Samaniego. September 15, Universidad de la Patagonia, Puerto Madryn, Argentina.
2012 “Políticas de Protección de Ballenas: Corea del Sur y el Ecuador.” Colloquium of the Ecuadorian Foundation for the Study of Marine Mammals, August 8, Guayaquil, Ecuador.
2011 “DNA Barcoding and the Whale Meat Taboo: The Political Construction of Whale Meat in Ulsan.” Material Asia: Objects, Technologies and Rethinking Success [Annual Meeting of Society for East Asian Anthropology], August 1-5, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju.
2010 “The Whaling Controversy as a Global Environmental Conflict,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science, University of Tokyo, August 25-29, Tokyo.
2009 “Food, Identity and Worldview in South Korea: The Case of Whale Meat in Ulsan.” Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, December 2-7, Philadelphia, PA.
2009 “El concepto de ‘mestizaje’ y los grupos étnicos en EE.UU. y en América Latina.” International Conference on Nation, Race and Social Movements in Latin America, Seoul National University Latin American Studies Inst., June 5.
2008 “Los Movimientos de Reivindicación Para los Derechos Civiles de los Chicanos.” Coloquium of Seoul National University Latin American Studies Institute, March 13
2007 “Multicultural Discourse and Social Inequality in the US: The Latino Case.” Korean Cultural Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, Hanyang University, November 16, Ansan, Korea.
2007 “Latino Ethnic Identity as an Influence on the Immigrants’ Rights Movement in the United States.” American Studies Institute Conference, Seoul National University, November 1-2, Seoul, Korea.
2004 “Emergence of Nationalist Identity in Armed Insurrections: A Comparison of Iraq and Nicaragua.” Congress XXV of LASA [Latin American Studies Association], October 6-9, Las Vegas, Nevada.
2013 “Society and Culture: Sample Lecture.” UNIST International Center, November 5.
2013 “Ethnography: Getting Inside of Human Behavior.” Pusan National University Global Studies Program, September 25.
2012 “Autonomous Thinking in the Classroom.” UNIST Center for Teaching and Learning, September 11.
Invited Talks (Continued)
2012 “The Challenge of Governance: Cultural Barriers to Enforcement of the IWC Whaling Moratorium in Korea.” UNIST School of Design and Human Engineering, September 27.
2012 “Latinos in the U.S.A.: Immigration, Citizenship and Identity.” Keimyung University Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies, December 5.
2012 “How Do Humans Decide the Value of Animals?” Pusan National University Global Studies Program, Busan, Korea, May 22.
2009 “Whale Meat in Ulsan: A Case of Anti-Globalization?” Pusan National University Global Studies Program, Busan, Korea, November 27.