PhD, Anthropology, Stanford University
Young Su Park is a physician anthropologist trained in the humanistic tradition with an interdisciplinary background that combines Medical Anthropology, Global Health, Humanitarian Studies, Korean Studies, and African Studies. At Haverford, Dr. Park is ACLS Postdoctoral Fellow in Medical Humanities, and will be a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Health Studies from 2022 upon review. His scholarship speaks to critical approaches to ethics, trauma and mental health, reproductive health, the historicity and temporality of global health, and genealogy of modernities in Africa. He undertook ethnographic fieldworks on historical memory and violence of East Asian modernities and South Korean global health projects in Ethiopia. His research seeks to explain how global health projects are shaped by ideas and experiences related to modernization, national development, and historical memories, contributing to critical understanding of global health from the lens of time. His past works involves researches on healthcare system for undocumented migrants, cultural adjustment of North Korean refugee doctors, illness experiences of Korean Chinese migrant workers in South Korea, and socially vulnerable groups during the Covid-19 pandemic. Previously, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Freie Universität Berlin and University College London.
HLTH H309 Trauma, Historical Memory, and Embodiment