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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.


Namhee Lee
Namhee Lee
Associate Professor, Asian Languages & Cultures


Hyung-Wook   Kim
Hyung-Wook Kim
Assistant Director, Ph.D.
Peyton Park
Peyton Park
Program Representative
Annie Kwon
Annie Kwon
Program Assistant

Core Faculty

Affiliated Faculty