Meet the CKS Team

Jinsoo AnFaculty Chair

Jinsoo An | Contact Jinsoo

Jinsoo An is associate professor at Dept. of East Asian Languages and Cultures of UC Berkeley. An completed a doctoral degree at critical studies program of Dept. of Film and TV of UCLA and subsequently taught at Hongik University in Korea before joining the faculty at UC Berkeley in 2012. His recent book, "Parameters of Disavowal" reassess South Korea's cinematic rendition of the colonial past as a particular type of knowledge production integral to the historic-cultural logic of the Cold War system. His current project focuses on the South Korea cinema of the 1970s.

Kelsey Williams

Program Director

Kelsey R. Wong | Contact Kelsey

Kelsey Wong manages the Center for Korean Studies' events, programs, and administrative matters. She earned her B.A. in East Asian Studies at Wellesley College, with a focus on Korean Studies and Korean Language completed at Ewha Women's University in Seoul. She honed her program management skills as an Executive Committee Member in charge of the 5th Annual Korea-America Student Conference. Prior to joining the CKS team, she served as the Program Administrator for International and Executive Programs at the College of Natural Resources and spent two years at The Asia Foundation where she gained experience in Resource Development and administered the Luce Scholars Program.

Visiting Scholar Program Coordinator

Dianne-Enpa Cho | Contact Dianne

Dianne-Enpa Cho manages all aspects of the CKS Visiting Scholar Program. She is an alumna of UC Berkeley, graduating with a distinguished honors degree in Ethnic Studies. In her early career, as a social worker, she assisted low income families, seniors, and immigrants in dealing with the government to secure the aid they needed. She was a founding member of the Immigration Clinic at the Asian Senior Center and Korean Community Center of the East Bay; it was this work that inspired her to seek a law degree, specializing in Business and Intellectual Property. Just after law school, she worked at an immigration law firm, where, among other things, she helped international students with their immigration process. She also managed scholars’ visa application process in the past. She has more than decades of experience in consulting, advocating, educating community members, and supporting international scholars and students. In her free time, she loves traveling, spending time with her two teenage sons, and hiking.

Former CKS Chairs

Work In Progress

July 2020 - Jinsoo An

July 2014 to July 2020 - Laura Nelson

July 2009 to July 2014 - John Lie

June 2003 to June 2009 - Clare B. You

June 2001 to June 2003 - Robert A. Scalapino and Clare B. You

August 1991 to June 2001 - Hong Yung Lee

1979 to August 1991 - John C. Jamieson