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Postdoctoral Fellow in Asian Studies, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Hea-Jin Park was born in Korea, raised in Paraguay, lives in Australia and is Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand). After completing her medical degree at Universidad Nacional de Asunción, she received her doctoral degree from the Australian National University for her thesis on the history of South Korean agricultural migration to South America. Her research interests include:

- History of Korean migration to Latin America
- Migration and health (including mental health)
- History and sociology of food (especially Northeast Asian)


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Fellow in Asian Studies, Victoria University of Wellington
  • 2008–2010
    Federal Public Servant, Canberra, Australia


  • 2015 
    Australian National University, PhD
  • 1998 
    Universidad Nacional de Asunción, MD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Funding Source:
    Korea Foundation