Department of Asian Studies
Department of Asian Studies

Zachary Adamz


B.S. Geography, Brigham Young University; M.A. Geography, University of Kansas

PhD Candidate, Asian Cultures & Languages

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Interests


Diaspora and homeland theory, geographies of nationalism and transnationalism, processes and consequences of territorialization, tourism, ethnicity and belonging, Central Eurasian, Soviet, and East Asian (particularly Korean) history, culture, and society

Biography


My current research focuses on the Korean diaspora group in the former Soviet Central Asia, known as the 'Koryo saram'.  My work examines the Koryo saram ethnic and diasporic identities through North and South Korean processes of territorialization among the Korean diaspora.  A major portion of this project focuses on North Korean and South Korean governmental efforts to establish international legitimacy via interaction with the Korean diaspora community.

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