Professor Roald Maliangkay of the Australian National University is the IKS Scholar-in-Residence for 2018, thanks to the Core University Program grant from the Academy of Korean Studies.
Roald Maliangkay is Associate Professor in Korean studies and Director of the Korea Institute at the Australian National University. He focuses on the mechanics of cultural policy and the convergence of major cultural phenomena as he analyzes cultural industries, performance and consumption in Korea from the early twentieth century to the present. He is the author of Broken Voices: Postcolonial Entanglements and the Preservation of Korea’s Central Folksong Traditions (University of Hawaii Press, 2017), and co-editor (with Jung-bong Choi) of K-pop: The International Rise of the Korean Music Industry (Routledge, 2015). He is currently working on his second monograph on changes in time management and everyday life in Korea under Japanese colonial rule.
While at Indiana University, Professor Maliangkay presented a public lecture about his research, A Musical Kaleidoscope for Cosmopolites: Seoul’s Walker Hill Shows, 1962 – 2012, and met with scholars and students at IU.
As the IKS Scholar-in-Residence Professor Maliangkay visited our partner institutions, and presented his lecture about the Walker Hill shows at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Kentucky. While in Lexington, he gave an additional talk, K-Pop’s Utopia: What K-Pop Sells & What Its Fans Are Buying, to Professor Donna Lee Kwon’s Asian American music class.