Albert Park

Albert L. Park, Ph.D.

Bank of America Associate Professor of Pacific Basin Studies

Department:
History
Areas of Expertise:
Design & Architecture, East Asian History & Political Economy, Korean History, Modern Japanese History

Albert Park
(909) 607-3931
Kravis Center 205

Office Hours

Wed 1:15-2:15 PM and by appointment
  • Biography
  • Education
  • Awards and Affiliations
  • Research and Publications

Albert L. Park is Associate Professor of History at Claremont McKenna College. As a historian of modern Korea and East Asia, his current research project focuses on the roots of environmentalism in modern Korean history and its relationship to locality and local autonomy This book project is tentatively titled Imagining Nature and the Creation of Environmental Movements in Modern Korea. He is the author of Building a Heaven on Earth: Religion, Activism and Protest in Japanese Occupied Korea and is the co-editor of Encountering Modernity: Christianity and East Asia. Dr. Park is Co-Principal Investigator of EnviroLab Asia—a Henry Luce Foundation-funded initiative at the Claremont Colleges that studies environmental issues in Asia through an interdisciplinary lens. He is the recipient of three Fulbright Fellowships, an Abe Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and fellowships from the Korea Foundation and the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago. A native of Chicago, he received his B.A. with honors from Northwestern University, an M.A. from Columbia University and Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago.  

B.A., Northwestern University; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., University of Chicago
  • FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

  • Abe Fellowship (SSRC), 2018-2019

  • LIASE Implementation Grant for EnviroLab Asia (Henry Luce Foundation), $1.4 million, 2017-2021

  • EnviroLab Asia at the Claremont Colleges--Exploration Grant from Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment (LIASE, Henry Luce Foundation), $100,000, 2015-2016

  • Association for Asian Studies NEAC Korean Studies Grants Short-Term Research Travel Outside North America, Spring 2014

  • Fulbright Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship, 2010-2011 (Yonsei University, Institute for State Governance Studies)

  • Korea Foundation Field Research Fellowship, 2010-2011--Awarded

  • Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Award, 2006-2007--Awarded

  • Fulbright Hays Doctoral Research Abroad, 2002-2003 (Yonsei University, Institute for Korean Studies)

  • Fulbright IIE Fellowship (Korea)--Awarded

  • AFFILIATIONS

  • Associate Editor of Journal of Asian Studies (JAS)

    Association for Asian Studies Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) Member (2016-2019)

    Award Committee Member for American Historical Association John K. Fairbank Book Award

    Steering Committee for Alliance for Scholars Concerned about Korea (ASCK)