Jesook Song

Professor, Department of Anthropology




Room AP208, 19 Ursula Franklin Street


Jesook Song is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto. She received her B.A. in Education Science at the Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, and her Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology with a minor degree in Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA. Her interests include (neo)liberalization, policing family, homelessness, young adult’s unemployment, residential autonomy of unmarried women, psychological health support system, speculations, care labor, social movement, and migrations. She has a monograph, edited volume, and various journal publications in positions, Anthropological Quarterly, Critique of Anthropology, Feminist Review, Gender Place and Culture, and Journal of Youth Studies. She received a SSHRC Standard Research Grant (2008-2011) for the project titled The Psychological Health Care System for People without Family Support in South Korea. She was a recipient of the Academy of Korean Studies Distinguished Paper Award (2010) for “Between Flexible Life and Flexible Labor: The Inadvertent Convergence of Socialism and Neoliberalism in South Korea” Critique of Anthropology. 29(2): 139-159.

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