KSAA members are part of one of the foremost academic networks of Asian studies in Australia and New Zealand. Comprising students, scholars and institute representatives, members play an important role in how Korean studies is supported and promoted in the region. They are regularly sent news on Korean studies activities and opportunities and they receive the annual newsletter with details on members’ academic activities, forthcoming publications, and workshops/conferences. Members also receive discounts at the biennial conference. 

The KSAA currently has a membership comprising well over 100 academic staff and post-graduate students. Membership is open to all persons and institutions in Australia and New Zealand who support the objectives of the Association. Those outside the region may, however, also become a member as long as they equally support the Association’s objectives.

Members are required to pay a non-refundable, biennial membership fee to the Association as determined by the executive committee. Membership shall expire when (a) a member resigns from the Association by notifying the secretary in writing or (b) the membership fee has not been paid within three months after the due date. 

The Membership Application Form is available in ksaa-membership-form (PDF). The document contains payment advice (EFT and PayPal). Please note that fees will cover membership for two years and will include only one biennial conference.

In recognition of the crucial role they have played in the KSAA’s establishment and mission, as well as their ceaseless efforts to promote Korean studies and nurture its next generation of scholars in Australasia, the Association has awarded the following peers with honorary lifetime KSAA memberships: Prof. Kenneth Wells (University of Canterbury), A/Prof. Hong-Key Yoon (University of Auckland), and Ms Jung-Sim Kim (Monash University).

One response to “Membership

  1. Dear Hyo-jin Hawkes, it is not true that the KSAA rejects undergraduates, but the major events are currently tailored towards MA, MPhil and PhD candidates (it is the same everywhere else), so you might get that impression. In the past we have never seen much interest from undergraduates, but interest seems to be growing, which is exciting for all of us. It’s great to see young (and old) people of all backgrounds come to the conferences.



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