Welcome to the UCLA Center for Korean Studies!

The UCLA Center for Korean Studies was established in 1993 to coordinate development of UCLA's burgeoning programs in this field of research. Center presides over the biggest Korean Studies program on the mainland of the United States, with the most specialists dedicated to Korea on its faculty and the largest number of students studying Korean subjects, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.


John Duncan
Professor, Asian Languages & Cultures
Namhee Lee
Professor, Asian Languages & Cultures


Jenny Yoo
Assistant Director, Center for Korean Studies
Peyton Park
Program Representative
Lois Jeon
Program Assistant
Sharon Jung
Program Assistant
Inae Shin
Program Assistant

Core Faculty

Affiliated Faculty