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HK Professors

Heonik Kwon

Social Anthropology
Research Interests: Pan-Asian community, Asian Cold War, Legacies of the Vietnamese War and the Korean War


  • Visiting Distinguished Professor, College of Social Sciences, Seoul National University (2019~2021)
  • Senior Research Fellow in Social Science, Trinity College, University of Cambridge (2011~Present)
  • Professor of Anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science (2009~2011)
  • Associate Professor of Social Anthropology, The University of Edinburgh (1998~2009)
  • Assistant Professor of Social Anthropology, The University of Manchester (1993~1995)
  • Ph.D. in Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge (1993)


  • After the Korean War: An Intimate History (Cambridge University Press, 2020).
  • North Korea: Beyond Charismatic Politics (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012).
  • The Other Cold War (Columbia University Press, 2010).
  • Ghosts of War in Vietnam (Cambridge University Press, 2008, Kahin prize).
  • After the Massacre: Commemoration and Consolation in Ha My and My Lai (University of California Press, 2006, Geertz prize).