SOAS University of London

Centre of Korean Studies

Dr Chloé Paberz

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Chloe Paberz
Centre of Korean Studies

Visiting Scholar, Centre of Korean Studies

Dr Chloé Paberz
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Chloé Paberz received her PhD in social anthropology from Paris Nanterre University in 2016. Her research focuses on the creative work processes of the emblematic objects of South Korean modernity.

Her PhD thesis, based on the ethnography of a videogame company, describes how creative workers manage the setbacks and frustration that occur during the process of designing a game.

She is currently conducting research on how artists deal with the demand of creating “something Korean” in foreign countries – first in France with a RESCOR fellowship at EHESS’s Center for Korean studies in Paris (2017), then in Japan under a JSPS program at Ritsumeikan University (2018), and now in the UK with a fellowship from the Korea Foundation at SOAS.


South Korean artists’ presence in foreign countries