Visiting Scholars

Persons with significant academic, literary or artistic qualifications whose work may benefit from a residency at the David Lam Centre (DLC) may apply for this non-stipendiary status. The position provides SFU affiliation, use of the SFU Library, network access, and shared office space. Visiting scholars must have a primary SFU faculty contact. To find an SFU faculty member please consult the Directory of Asia-Related Research at SFU on this site and contact them directly.

Visiting scholars are expected to participate in the SFU academic community and in wider community activities by delivering at least one public lecture (in English or Chinese), attending lectures sponsored by the DLC, workshops and colloquia, and presenting original research. Appointments are for a maximum of one year, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year. Applicants should submit a letter of application, a current CV, a two-page research proposal, and evidence of agreement of the primary faculty contact to


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

Isaac Yue (余文章)
University of Hong Kong

Yue is an Associate Professor of Translation and Chinese Studies at the University of Hong Kong and also an editorial board member of the Journal of Oriental Studies (東方文化) and the Journal of Chinese Literary Studies (文學論衡). His proposed research project at SFU David Lam Centre will be "Asian North American Literature and Food".

Primary SFU faculty contact: Melek Ortabasi, Associate Professor, World Literature Program, Department of Humanities

Past Scholars