Field: Modern Korean Literature and Film
Advisor: Theodore Hughes
Yelim Oh is a PhD student in modern Korean literature and cultural studies. She is currently interested in the exchanges between mobility and political praxis in 20th-century Korea. Media theory and infrastructural history are her other interests. Yelim completed her MA in East Asian Studies and BA in Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia before joining the PhD program. Her MA thesis traced how the portrayals of affective motion in the leftist cultural production of the immediate post-1945 era locate a renewed political energetics in the notion of elevated humanity.