Jamie Jungmin Yoo


Jamie Jungmin Yoo, a Ph.D. candidate in East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard, was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. Jamie earned her B.A. in Chinese Classics and Korean literature, M.A. in Korean Literature, and Ph.D. (ABD) in Pre-Modern Korean Literature and Comparative Studies from Korea University.

Jamie’s dissertation aims to establish a literary topography capable of delineating cultural interactions and information flows between Korea and China in the 18th century, in terms of literary networks, reading and poetry image-building practices, as well as print and manuscript culture. An offshoot of her genuine passion for classical poetry and philology of traditional East Asia, her earnest exploration of new research methodology, including Social Network Analysis (SNA), Geographical Information System (GIS) and text-mining methods (XML), enables her to embrace both macro- and micro-level critical approaches to her studies.

Jamie is an active member of the Book History Writers’ group at Harvard, a former officer of Harvard Toastmaster’s Club for leadership and public speaking, and an International Dharma Missionary of Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism.