Office: Raubinger 461
Office Hours: Tues & Thurs 11 a.m. - noon & 2 - 3 p.m., Wed 3:30 - 7 p.m., Fri 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Position: Assistant Professor
Area Specialization: migration and transnationalism, globalization, sociology of identity, social theories, and feminist theories
Keumjae Park received her B.A. in French Language and Literature from Seoul National University, South Korea, and her M.A. and Ph. D. in Sociology from Rutgers University. She teaches Sociological Theory, Senior Seminar in Sociology, Social Stratification, Global Sociology, Quantitative Methods, and Sociology of Women. She also offers graduate courses on gender and immigration. She is the Assistant Chair of the Department.
Professor Park’s areas of specialization include migration and transnationalism, globalization, sociology of identity, social theories, and feminist theories. She is the author of Korean Immigrant Women and the Renegotiation of Identity: Class, Gender, and Politics of Identity (2009. LFB Scholarly Publishing, LLC). She has published and presented papers on various topics related to immigration, including Korean immigrant women, transnational identities, transnational families, and Asian immigration to South Korea. Her current research project examines South Korea’s social and cultural changes as a new immigrant-receiving country. She maintains active interests in the study of various forms of social inequality affecting women and minorities.
Before joining William Paterson University faculty, Professor Park had worked as a reporter for an ethnic newspaper in New York City, and taught sociology and women’s studies courses at Rutgers University and Montclair State University.
Korean Immigrant Women and the Renegotiation of Identity: Class, Gender, and Politics of Identity. 2009. LFB Scholarly Publishing.
“I Can Provide for My Children: Korean Immigrant Women’s Changing Perspectives on Work Outside the Home"
"Constructing Transnational Identities without Leaving Home: Korean Immigrant Women’s Cognitive Border-crossing"