Annual Korean American Studies Conference

The Annual Korean American Studies Conference began in 2022 when the Young Oak Kim Center for Korean American Studies at UCR founding director, Dr. Edward Chang, gathered like minded groups and individuals to form a committee and structure the first event in April 2022.

The Annual KA Studies Conference is designed to help educators develop, receive, and be part of a community whose goals are to provide ethnic studies curriculum geared toward teaching Korean American studies at the K-16 levels. The curriculum is available, free to interested educators and posted to this site.

We are looking for presenters, speakers, and a call for papers will go out. Check back here for updates. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out by contacting Carol Park at 


Annual Korean American Studies Conference Dates, Locations, and Themes

  1. 2024, September 21 | UC Riverside | 1113 INTS | 8:30 AM - 5:30 AM | "Korean American Studies in an Era of Anti-Asian Hate" 
    Registration is Open! Click here to register for online or in-person registration.
  2. 2023, April 8 | California State University Long Beach | "Why Korean American Studies? & Teaching Korean American Studies" 
  3. 2022, April 23 | Young Oak Kim Academy, Los Angeles | "Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the 1992 L.A. Civil Unrest & Teaching Korean American Studies"