B.A. in Art History, UCLA
A.M. in Regional Studies East Asia, Harvard University
Russell Burge is a PhD candidate in the History Department at Stanford University focusing on the history of modern Korea. His dissertation examines social change and economic development in South Korea during the Park Chung Hee period (1961-1979), at the height of the Cold War. His other interests include the history of decolonization in East Asia, the Korean War, and the global proliferation of rock music.
Russell's master's thesis in Harvard's Regional Studies East Asia program focused on historical memory and the museumification of Sǒdaemun Prison, a prison used against political dissidents by both colonial and postcolonial regimes throughout the twentieth century in Korea. This thesis was awarded the Harvard RSEA program's Joseph Fletcher Memorial Award in 2013.
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