2014 Ph.D., Second Language Studies University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI Dissertation: Creating Spaces to Belong: Multiparty Storytelling among Transnational Women in Hawai‘i. Dissertation Chair: Dr. Christina Higgins
2008 M.A., Second Language Studies (Specialization: Language and Social Interaction) University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI
Scholarly Paper: “I am a ‘kirogi’ mother, so this is my job, not father’s!”: Education exodus and life transformation among Korean immigrant women
Multilingualism and identity, Language and gender, Discourse analysis, Qualitative methodologies, Family language policy, Race and ethnicity in language teaching, Language use in social media, and Classroom research
Dr. Hakyoon Lee is an Assistant Professor of Korean in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Georgia State University. She has been teaching Korean at Georgia State University since the fall semester of 2013. Her research interests lie at the intersection of sociolinguistics, bilingualism and multilingualism, as well as immigrant education. With an emphasis on discourse analysis, her research focuses on understanding language learners' social interactions and their use of linguistic and cultural resources in various social contexts. Dr. Lee has led different projects funded by the Korea Foundation, Academy of Korean Studies, The Ministry of Education in Korea, and STARTALK. She has published her work in Narrative Inquiry, Journal of Language, Education, and Identity and Applied Linguistics. Results from her geolocative linguistic landscape project, funded by CULTR, were recently published in the International Journal of Korean Education.
2020 Korean Teaching Certificate Program MOU between GSU and Korean Education Center in Atlanta. Korea in US. January 25, 2020.
2019 GSU Workshop on Korean as a Heritage Language. WorldKorean.net. March 25, 2019.
2019 GSU Workshop on Korean Teacher Education and Teaching Certificate for Korean. NewsandPost.com. March 22, 2019.
2019 GSU Workshop on Korean Teacher Education and Teaching Certificate for Korean. The Korea Time Atlanta. March 26, 2019.
2017 “Wonderful Korean, Korean Culture”: Korean Culture Event on Metro Atlanta College Campuses. Atlanta Chosun News. March 29, 2017.
2021 2021 Hangul Day International Conference: Language of Migration Era. October 9, 2021.
2019 The ceremony to sign a memorandum of understanding for Korean language teachers at Georgia State University (GSU). Korean Education Center in Atlanta. July 23, 2017.
2018 Hangeul Party at GSU. Hangeul Planet Inc. October 16, 2018.
Refereed Journal Articles:
- Lee, H., & An, A. (in press). National belonging, citizenship, and linguistic identity in an era of globalization and transnational migration: Korean migrant youth in the United States. Applied Linguistics Review.
- Lee, H., & Jang, G. (in press). “The darker your skin color is, the harder it is in Korea”: Discursive construction of race in teaching abroad. TESOL Quarterly.
- Lee, H., & Jang, G. (2021). “I would rather say fighting ㅋㅋ”: Discursive analysis of Korean-English language exchange students’ text messages. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. DOI: 10.1080/13670050.2021.1993780
- Lee, H., & Pang, M. (2021). Educational discourse and knowledge construction in family language policy: The case of a Korean transnational family. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. DOI: 10.1080/01434632.2021.1996581
- Lee, H., Pang, M., & Park, J. (2021). Translanguaging and family language policy: An Investigation of Korean short-term stayers’ language practice at home. Journal of Language, Identity, and Education. DOI: 10.1080/15348458.2021.1979400
- Lee, H. (2021). “No more Korean at Home.” Family language policies, language practices, and challenges in Korean immigrant families: Intragroup diversities and intergenerational impacts. Linguistics and Education, 63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.linged.2021.100929
- Li, Y., Lee, H., & Choi, B. (2021). Developing beginning language learners’ (meta-)cultural understanding via student-led linguistic landscape research. Linguistics Landscape. https://doi.org/10.1075/ll.20022.li
- Yu, Y., Cho, H., Chun, H., Ko, K., & Lee, H. (2021). KFL program building in the era of expansion: Innovative local strategies for emerging challenges. The Korean Language in America, 25(1), 1-28. https://doi.org/10.5325/korelangamer.25.1.0001
- Lee, H. (2020). Telling stories and sharing cultures for constructing an identity and solidarity: A case of informal communication at a workplace. Narrative Inquiry, 30(1), 80-103. https://doi.org/10.1075/ni.18046.lee
- Lee, H., & Choi, B. (2020). A Geolocative linguistic landscape project in Korean language education. In D. Malinowski., M. Hiram., & S. Dubreil. (Eds.), Language Teaching in the linguistic landscape: Mobilizing pedagogy in public space (pp. 183-204). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-55761-4_9
- Lee, H., & Pang, M. (2020). Korean transnational mothers’ bilingual support for their children: Language ideologies and practices at home. Journal of the International Network for Korean Language and Culture, 17(1), 309-348. http://dx.doi.org/10.15652/ink.2020.17.1.309
- Lee, H., Kim, Y., & Choi, B. (2020). Study abroad and the development of multilingual identities: The case of 1.5 generation Korean-American students. Applied Linguistics Review. https://doi.org/10.1515/applirev-2019-0049
- Lee, H. (2019). “Konglish? or multilingual practice?”: An investigation of subtitles in Korean TV shows. The Korean Language in America, 23(1), 27-52. https://doi.org/10.5325/korelangamer.23.1.0027
- Lee, H., & Choi, B. (2018). “Look around you!”: A linguistic landscape project in study abroad context in Korea. International Journal of Korean Education, 4(1), 25-49.
- Lee, H. (2015). Telling stories and making social relations: Transnational women’s ways of belonging in intercultural contexts. Applied Linguistics, 36(2), 174-193. https://doi.org/10.1093/applin/amt038
- Lee, H. (2010). “I am a Kirogi mother, so this is my job, NOT father’s!”: Education exodus and life transformation among Korean immigrant women. Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 9(4), 250-264. https://doi.org/10.1080/15348458.2010.503915
Peer-reivewed Book Chapters:
- Lee, H. (in press). Research on social interaction in Korean as a Second/Foreign Languages. In A. Byon & D. Pyun (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Korean as a Second Language. Routledge.
- Lee, H. (2021). “When Kirori speaks two languages perfectly”: Language policies and practices in Korean diasporic families. In L. Wright & C. Higgins (Eds.), Diversifying Family Language Policy: Diverse families, modalities, and contexts (pp. 81-102). Bloomsbury Publishing.
- Lee, H. (2021). Mothering and family language policy during a pandemic: An analysis of Korean immigrant mothers’ narratives. In A. O’ Reilly & J. F. Green (Eds.), Mothers, Mothering, and COVID-19: Dispatches from a Pandemic (pp. 303-318). Demeter Press. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctv1h45mcj.27
- Kim, M., Lee, H., & Kim, Y. (2017). Learning of Korean honorifics through collaborative tasks: Comparing heritage and non-Heritage speakers. In N. Taguchi, & Y. Kim (Eds.), Pragmatics from a Task-Based Language Teaching perspective (pp. 27-54). John Benjamins TBLT series. https://doi.org/10.1075/tblt.10.02kim
- Higgins, C., Furukawa, G., & Lee, H. (2016). Resemiotizing the metapragmatics of Konglish and pidgin on YouTube. In S. Leppänen, S. Kytölä, & E. Westinen (Eds.), Social Media Discourse, (Dis)identifications and Diversities (pp. 310-334). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315624822
- Lee, H. (Ed.). (in press). Multilingualism in Korean transnational families: Language practices, perspectives, and challenges. [Special Issue editing]. Applied Linguistics Review.
Reviews and other Publications:
- Lee, H. (in press). Invited review of Cho, Y. Y. (2021). Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language: Theories and Practices. Routledge. The Korean Language in America.
- Lee, H. (2019). Success stories in family language policy [Review of the book, Successful family language policy: Parents, children and educators in interaction, by M. Schwartz & A. Verschik (Eds.)]. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 255, 167-173. https://doi.org/10.1515/ijsl-2018-2008
- Lee, H. (2010). Globalization, Korean diasporas, and transnational mothering: Exploring the narratives of Korean kirogi mothers in Honolulu, Hawaii. Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Korean Studies at Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea.
- Lee, H. (2007). “Globalization and familism in Korean Kirogi Mothers.” International Society of Korean Studies (ISKS), London, August 13-15 Paper proceeding in 8th International Society of Korean Studies.
- Lee, H. (2007). “Familism and Korean immigrant mothers’ empowerment and disempowerment in Honolulu.” Paper proceeding in 11th Annual Graduate Student Conference of the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature.
Awards, Grants, Scholarships
- 2021 Seed grant, Center for Neighborhoods and Communities, Georgia State University (awarded $1,000) “Language ideologies and identities in urban linguistic landscape in Atlanta: An investigation of multilingualism in Korean communities”
- 2021 Atlanta Global Research and Education Collaborative (AGREC), July 2021 (awarded $8,500)
CO-PI, Submitted with Jayong Choi (Co-PI), Jee Hye Park, Shim Lew, & Jihye Shin “Connecting global and local: Curricular development and global partnership in a Korean specials class at a public elementary school”, The Atlanta Global Studies Center (AGSC)
- 2021 The Ministry of Education in Korea (PI) renewed grant for establishing
Korean as a Foreign Language Teacher Certificate Program ($50,000)
- 2021 Atlanta Global Research and Education Collaborative (AGREC) not Awarded.
CO-PI, Submitted with Jeongyi Lee, Sohyun An, & Bumyong Choi,
“Preserving Unity in Peace: Anti-racist Education Programs for Korean
Immigrant Communities”, The Atlanta Global Studies Center (AGSC)
- 2021 National Research Foundation in Korea (NRF), “Investigating governmentality technology and subjectivities in Korean proficiency and testing requirements: Issues in language policies for foreign students.” CO-PI, Shin, Dongil, Professor, Chung-Ang University, Not awarded.
- 2021 Pre-tenure faculty research support grant, Georgia State University ($ 20,000)
- 2021 Education Research Service Projects (ERSP), American Educational Research Association, Nor awarded, but resubmitted in 2022.
- 2020 2021 Korea Foundation, Fellowship for Field Research ($18,000)
- 2020 The Ministry of Education in Korea (PI) renewed grant for establishing Korean as a Foreign Language Teacher Certificate Program ($50,000)
- 2020 College to Career Mini Grant, Georgia State University ($450)
- 2019 Korea Foundation Grant (PI) “Employment of Contract Faculty Member in Korean Language Project”, Korea Foundation, South Korea ($101,250) 2020-2022 (deferred to start in 2021)
- 2019 Korean Language Flagship Program Grant Proposal (PI) ($880,888.18)
(submitted but not awarded).
- 2019 The Ministry of Education in Korea (PI) Seed Grant for establishing Korean as a Foreign Language Teacher Certificate Program ($50,000)
- 2019 Korea Foundation Grant (PI) “Employment of Contract Faculty Member in Korean Language Project”, Korea Foundation, South Korea ($24,162.50)
- 2019 Academy of Korean Studies Grant for conference and workshop (PI) “Multilingual Encounters in Korean Transnational Families: Aspirations, Language practices, and Challenges.” Academy of Korean Studies ($10,000)
- 2019 Korean Studies Research Grant (Co-PI, a project with Dr. Shin, University of Saskatchewn, Saskatoon, Canada) “Intraethnic othering” in linguistic construction of Koreanness: A comparative case study of Korean University Students in Canada and in the U.S.” Academy of Korean Studies ($15,000)
- 2018 CULTR (Center for Urban Learning and Teaching Research). Research Funding for Korean Geolocative Language Landscape Project, National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC), Georgia State University ($8,000)
- 2018 Faculty Teaching Fellowship, Center for Excellence Teaching Languages,
- 2018-2019 ($20,000), Georgia State University
- 2018 Academy of Korean Studies Grant for Developing a Workshop for K-12 Korean teachers ($6,000)
- 2018 STARTALK (PI) “Development of Teacher Training Program and Student Language Immersion Program for Korean and Chinese.” National Security Agency and The National Foreign Language Center” ($112,000.00) (Program Director)-submitted but not awarded
- 2018 Korea Foundation Grant (PI) “Employment of Contract Faculty Member in Korean Language Project”, Korea Foundation, South Korea ($24,162.50)
- 2017 Korean Studies Research Grant (PI) “Family Language Policies, Language Practices, and Challenges in Korean Immigrant Families.” The Academy of Korean Studies ($24,000)
- 2017 Korea Foundation Grant (PI) “Employment of Contract Faculty Member in Korean Language Project”, Korea Foundation, South Korea ($18,500)
- 2017 STARTALK (Co-PI) “Dual Language Immersion Summer Camp Teacher Training and Student Program Development,” National Security Agency and The National Foreign Language Center” (Program coordinator and Lead instructor) ($111,675.00)
- 2017 Research on the Challenges of Acquiring Language & Literacy Supply and equipment funds, Georgia State University ($1,700)
- 2015 CULTR (Center for Urban Learning and Teaching Research). Research Funding for Korean Geolocative Language Landscape Project, National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC), Georgia State University ($3,000)
- 2014 ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Rolando Hernandez Scholarship Fund
- 2014 Asian Studies Center Faculty Professional Support Grant to support Korean writing project, Georgia State University
- 2013 Asian Studies Center Faculty Professional Support Grant to support Korean geolocative learning project, Georgia State University
- 2013 ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Research grant for Korean as a Foreign Language Writing Project (PI: Dr. Juyoung Song)