Prof. Dr. Pilwha Chang - Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor - Summer term 2010

Pilwha Chang has been a professor of sociology at the Graduate School of Ewha Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea since 1984. She received her doctorate from the University of Sussex, UK, and her dissertation focused on women in development. In 1995 she founded the Asian Centre for Women’s Studies (ACWS) at Ewha Women’s University. Her research in particular has influenced the development of women and gender studies in South Korea.

Areas of Expertise

  • Relation of gender, body and sexuality
  • Caring for relatives focussed on the perspective of age and gender
  • Gender relations in the world of work

Courses and Lectures as Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor
Geschlechterpolitik, Frauenbewegungen und Geschlechterforschung
Course, Faculty of Social Science, Ruhr University Bochum, summer term 2010, Wednesday, 10–12 a.m. (with Prof. Dr. Ilse Lenz)

Conference Neue Freiheit, neues Glück? Selbstentwürfe und Geschlechterpolitiken in Zeiten des Neoliberalismus
Lecture about women’s movement and gender policy in South Korea, Ruhr University Bochum, 24–25 June 2010,Cooperation with Heinrich Böll Stiftung NRW

Selected Publications
Chang, Pilwha, and Eun-Shil Kim. 2005. Women’s Experiences and Feminist Practices in South Korea. Seoul: Ewha Womans University Press.

Chang, Pilwha. 2003. Cyberspace and Sexuality. Korea Journal 43 (3): 35–60.

Chang, Pilwha, and Dong-Ok Lee. 2008. Uncomfortable Transit from Caregiving to Care Receiving: Elderly Women Encounter the Problematic Reciprocity of Caring. Korea Journal 48 (4): 60–92.

Chang, Pilwha. 1999. Women, Body and Sexuality. Seoul: Ewha Women's University Press.

Chang, Pilwha. 1994. The Gender Division of Labour at Work. In Gender Division of Labour in Korea ed. by Hyung Cho and Pilwha Chang, 13–40, Seoul: Ewha Women's University Press.