Jeong A (Michelle) Oh (오정아)
Administrative Official in the Secretariat of the National Unification Advisory Council, Republic of Korea
Jeong-a is an government official with the Secretariat of National Unification Advisory Council, Republic of Korea (which is a presidential consultative body on unification of the Korean peninsula). Her research project at SFU's David Lam Centre is "Unification Education for Korean Diaspora Youth".
Her research goal is to develop ideas to make suitable and easy-to-understand unification education content. The main idea is to foster young diasporic Koreans to create their own content concerning unification through their life experience and education. Her research interests include: social integration with hybrid identity as an immigrant; education within and away from the home country; and sharing experiences and ideas concerning unification and peace through on-line new media. The research is conducted by means of interviewing young Korean diasporas, examining public education in Canada, participating in seminars about peace, immigration, diaspora, education and reviewing related text and media materials.
Primary SFU faculty contact: Michael Hathaway, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology