Australia | Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, M.A. in Regional Studies of East Asia (Korea)
Having studied in Seoul after years of fascination with the Korean peninsula, Amy’s academic focus at Harvard will be on the Korean language, ongoing cultural changes in the region, and the 20th- and 21st-century domestic and global engagement of North and South Korea. A classically trained yet pop-loving musician and self-taught composer, Amy also hopes to conduct research into an area of personal curiosity: the South Korean mainstream music industry (K-Pop). Her research would include K-Pop’s evolution over recent decades, its soft power role in South Korean diplomacy, and its impact on domestic and international societies and values.