Daniel received his Master’s degree in East Asian Studies from Washington University in St. Louis.  His current research interests include the history of modern education in Korea, as well as the socio-cultural linguistic history of Korea since the late Chosŏn Dynasty.  His research focuses on the relationships between different languages in Korean education over time, including Literary Sinitic, vernacular Korean and Han’gŭl, Japanese, and English.  In particular, he is interested in the socially mediated production of legitimate languages and its role in reproducing unequal power relations in Korean society.  His research also includes the establishment of ‘modern’ academic disciplines in pre-colonial and colonial Korea and the epistemological interaction and contestation between neo-Confucian education and Western-inspired education.