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Sophia University 
Faculty of Liberal Arts 
Department of Liberal Arts 

Associate Professor 
Fahy Sandra 

 

Research background
2010-2013 Los Angeles, United States, Post-doctoral Fellow, USC

2009-2010 Paris, France, Post-doctoral Fellow, EHESS

2006-2007 Seoul, South Korea, Language Study, Yonsei University

2001-2004 Seoul, South Korea, Language Study, Seoul National University 

Work experience
University of Southern California Sejong Society Fellow, Korean studies Institute  Post-doctoral Fellow  2011/09/01-2013/06/01 
University of Southern California Academy of Korean Studies Fellow, Korean Studies Institute  Post-doctoral Fellow  2010/09/01-2011/08/30 
Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales, Asia House  Post-Doctoral Fellow, Asia House  2009/08/01-2010/08/01 
School of Oriental and African Studies University of LONDON  Teaching Assistant Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Anthropology  2007/01/01-2008/01/01 
Human Rights Watch, London, England  Lead Researcher, DPRK  2008/01/01-2009/01/01 
Seoul National University  Assistant Professor  2001/09/01-2004/08/01 
York University  Teaching Assistant, Department of Humanities  1999/09/01-2000/08/01 

Academic background
School of Oriental and African Studies University of London  Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology and Anthropology  Anthropology & Sociology  Doctor later  2009/06/08  Completed  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 
York University Toronto  Interdisciplinary Studies  Anthropology History Sociology  Doctor prophase  2000/08/01  Completed  Canada 
York University Toronto  Humanities  English Literature  1998/08/01  Graduated  Canada 
Yonsei University  Liberal Arts  Korean Language Study  2006/07/01  Study Abroad Completed  Republic of Korea 
Seoul National University  Liberal Arts  Korean Language study  2006/07/01  Study Abroad Completed  Republic of Korea 
Yad Vashem  Holocaust Education Certificate  Holocaust Studies  2003/07/31  Study Abroad Completed  State of Israel 

Academic degrees
Doctor of Philosophy  University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)  2009/06/08  Anthropology PhD 
Master of Arts  York University  2000/08/01 
Bachelor of Arts  York University  1998/08/01 

Current state of research and teaching activities
I just completed my second book titled "Dying for Rights: Putting North Korea's Rights Abuses on the Record" (Columbia University Press 2019).

My first book, "Marching through Suffering: Loss and Survival in North Korea," appears in paperback in 2019.


My current book project is titled "Capturing Evidence: Denying and Glorifying Rights Violations." This book examines how governments, both authoritarian and non, as well as non-state actors, use audio-visual technologies circulated in social media to deny and glorify rights violations.

Other projects (in peer-review journal outputs and co-authored volumes) concern:

North Korean military defectors

South Korea and Japan's #MeToo movement

Misogyny in South Korea and Japan

Hate-Speech in Japan

Legal aspects of Japan's refugee practice



I also participate in activist activities related to improving human rights in North Korea. 
Marching through Suffering Sending rice, usbs, dollars and medicine
Marching through Suffering Sending rice, usbs, dollars and medicine
Rice and USBs to DPRK Sending rice, usbs, dollars and medicine
Rice and USBs to DPRK Sending rice, usbs, dollars and medicine

Research Areas
Cultural anthropology 
Applied anthropology 
Sociology 
Social psychology 

Research keywords
Socio-cultural Anthropology 
Linguistic Anthropology 
Medical Anthropology 
Human Rights 
North Korea 
South Korea 
East Asia 

Subject of research
Medical and linguistic anthropology of food, health, migration, refugees, war, militarism, violence  2001-Present 
Linguistic Anthropology of trauma, memory, governmentality, censorship, testimony, state media  2007-Present 
Visual Anthropology qualitative and quantitative research, computational and digital media analysis  2015-Present 
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Proposed theme of joint or funded research
North Korean military defectors in South Korea  Wish to undertake joint research with industry and other organizations including private sector. 
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Bibliography
Dying for Rights: Putting North Korea's Rights Abuses on the Record  Sandra Fahy  Columbia University Press  2019 
Marching Through Suffering: Loss and Survival in North Korea  Sandra Fahy  Columbia University Press  2019 
North Korea Human Rights: Activists and Networks, Chapter Ten "North Korea Responds to Transnational Human Rights Advocacy"  Sandra Fahy  Cambridge University Press  2018 
Marching through Suffering: Loss and Survival in North Korea  Sandra Fahy  Columbia University Press  2015/03/01 
“How to Get over a Border” Introduction to Borders Issue of Georgetown Journal of Asian Studies  Sandra Fahy  Georgetown University  2018 
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