Hannah Amaris Roh

Visiting Scholar | Sessional Lecturer | Korean Culture

Research Area

Education

Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 2019
M.Div., Yale University, 2012
B.A., The University of Chicago, 2008

About

Hannah Roh is a Visiting Scholar and Sessional Lecturer at the Department of Asian Studies. She is the author of Christianity, the Sovereign Subject, and Ethnic Nationalism in Colonial Korea: Specters of Western Metaphysics (Routledge, 2022). After completing her PhD in Philosophy of Religions at The University of Chicago, she partnered with Sacred Writes Public Scholarship on Religion as a Writing Fellow in 2020. Her essays on Korean popular culture have appeared in Bitch Media and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Her current book project examines the intersection of religion and popular culture in contemporary Korea and the Korean diaspora.


Research

Research Interests:

  • Korean popular culture
  • Korean religions
  • Political economy in postwar Korea
  • Cold War politics in East Asia
  • Colonialism and neocolonialism in Asia
  • History and metaphysics of ethnic nationalism

Publications

Monograph:

Christianity, the Sovereign Subject, and Ethnic Nationalism in Colonial Korea: Specters of Western Metaphysics (New York: Routledge, 2022).

Articles (General Audience):

“Why Are We Stuck Here: Squid Game, Trauma, and Repetition,” Los Angeles Review of Books, December 22, 2021, https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/why-are-we-stuck-here-squid-game-trauma-and-repetition/

“My Minari: On Asian American Immigrant Cinema,” Los Angeles Review of Books, February 10, 2021, https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/my-minari-on-asian-american-immigrant-cinema/

“Phantom Pain: U.S. Imperialism Haunts Korea’s Cosmetic-Surgery Boom,” Bitch Magazine, no. 89 (2020): 48-51

“Out of Network: What’s Really Behind ‘Health-Share Ministries?” Bitch Media, October 7, 2020, https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/christian-health-share-ministries-deep-cost

“Face Value: How K-Beauty Repackaged Skincare as Self-Care,” Bitch Media, September 16, 2020, https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/korean-skincare-self-care-consumption

“White Lies: Unilever and L’Oréal Can’t Rebrand Their Way Out of Colorism,” Bitch Media, August 5, 2020, https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/loreal-colorism-beauty-market

“Another Kind of Metaphysics,” Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal, no. 25 (2020): 139-141


Hannah Amaris Roh

Visiting Scholar | Sessional Lecturer | Korean Culture

Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 2019
M.Div., Yale University, 2012
B.A., The University of Chicago, 2008

Hannah Roh is a Visiting Scholar and Sessional Lecturer at the Department of Asian Studies. She is the author of Christianity, the Sovereign Subject, and Ethnic Nationalism in Colonial Korea: Specters of Western Metaphysics (Routledge, 2022). After completing her PhD in Philosophy of Religions at The University of Chicago, she partnered with Sacred Writes Public Scholarship on Religion as a Writing Fellow in 2020. Her essays on Korean popular culture have appeared in Bitch Media and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Her current book project examines the intersection of religion and popular culture in contemporary Korea and the Korean diaspora.

Research Interests:

  • Korean popular culture
  • Korean religions
  • Political economy in postwar Korea
  • Cold War politics in East Asia
  • Colonialism and neocolonialism in Asia
  • History and metaphysics of ethnic nationalism

Monograph:

Christianity, the Sovereign Subject, and Ethnic Nationalism in Colonial Korea: Specters of Western Metaphysics (New York: Routledge, 2022).

Articles (General Audience):

“Why Are We Stuck Here: Squid Game, Trauma, and Repetition,” Los Angeles Review of Books, December 22, 2021, https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/why-are-we-stuck-here-squid-game-trauma-and-repetition/

“My Minari: On Asian American Immigrant Cinema,” Los Angeles Review of Books, February 10, 2021, https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/my-minari-on-asian-american-immigrant-cinema/

“Phantom Pain: U.S. Imperialism Haunts Korea’s Cosmetic-Surgery Boom,” Bitch Magazine, no. 89 (2020): 48-51

“Out of Network: What’s Really Behind ‘Health-Share Ministries?” Bitch Media, October 7, 2020, https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/christian-health-share-ministries-deep-cost

“Face Value: How K-Beauty Repackaged Skincare as Self-Care,” Bitch Media, September 16, 2020, https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/korean-skincare-self-care-consumption

“White Lies: Unilever and L’Oréal Can’t Rebrand Their Way Out of Colorism,” Bitch Media, August 5, 2020, https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/loreal-colorism-beauty-market

“Another Kind of Metaphysics,” Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal, no. 25 (2020): 139-141

Hannah Amaris Roh

Visiting Scholar | Sessional Lecturer | Korean Culture

Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 2019
M.Div., Yale University, 2012
B.A., The University of Chicago, 2008

Hannah Roh is a Visiting Scholar and Sessional Lecturer at the Department of Asian Studies. She is the author of Christianity, the Sovereign Subject, and Ethnic Nationalism in Colonial Korea: Specters of Western Metaphysics (Routledge, 2022). After completing her PhD in Philosophy of Religions at The University of Chicago, she partnered with Sacred Writes Public Scholarship on Religion as a Writing Fellow in 2020. Her essays on Korean popular culture have appeared in Bitch Media and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Her current book project examines the intersection of religion and popular culture in contemporary Korea and the Korean diaspora.

Research Interests:

  • Korean popular culture
  • Korean religions
  • Political economy in postwar Korea
  • Cold War politics in East Asia
  • Colonialism and neocolonialism in Asia
  • History and metaphysics of ethnic nationalism

Monograph:

Christianity, the Sovereign Subject, and Ethnic Nationalism in Colonial Korea: Specters of Western Metaphysics (New York: Routledge, 2022).

Articles (General Audience):

“Why Are We Stuck Here: Squid Game, Trauma, and Repetition,” Los Angeles Review of Books, December 22, 2021, https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/why-are-we-stuck-here-squid-game-trauma-and-repetition/

“My Minari: On Asian American Immigrant Cinema,” Los Angeles Review of Books, February 10, 2021, https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/my-minari-on-asian-american-immigrant-cinema/

“Phantom Pain: U.S. Imperialism Haunts Korea’s Cosmetic-Surgery Boom,” Bitch Magazine, no. 89 (2020): 48-51

“Out of Network: What’s Really Behind ‘Health-Share Ministries?” Bitch Media, October 7, 2020, https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/christian-health-share-ministries-deep-cost

“Face Value: How K-Beauty Repackaged Skincare as Self-Care,” Bitch Media, September 16, 2020, https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/korean-skincare-self-care-consumption

“White Lies: Unilever and L’Oréal Can’t Rebrand Their Way Out of Colorism,” Bitch Media, August 5, 2020, https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/loreal-colorism-beauty-market

“Another Kind of Metaphysics,” Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal, no. 25 (2020): 139-141