Andy Jackson

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Korean modern and premodern history
North Korea
The history of rebellion in East Asia
North and South Korean cinema


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Personal profile

Research interests

Korean Studies: Rebellion, South and North Korean film, Korean screen culture, Korean popular culture, Chŏlla Province history, society and culture, Korean pre-modern and modern history




Andrew David Jackson is Associate Professor in Korean Studies at Monash University. From 2017-2019, he was Convenor of the Korean Studies programme. Prior to his appointment, he was Associate Professor at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2013-2017.


Dr Andrew David Jackson first started in literary studies, and he has a BA (Hons) in French Language and Literature from the University of Kent at Canterbury (1986-1990), and an MSc in Comparative and General Literary Studies from the University of Edinburgh (1991-2). After ten years living in South Korea and Japan, he took an MA in Korean Studies from the Graduate School of International Studies at Seoul National University (2002-5), where he wrote a dissertation on the British Embassy’s response to the 1980 Kwangju Uprising. After returning to the UK, he took an MSt in Korean Studies at the University of Oxford’s Oriental Institute and wrote a dissertation entitled: ‘Popular Unrest and Rural Disturbances in Chŏlla Province, 1674-1800: An Alternative View of 18th Century Resistance.’ He obtained his PhD in Korean history from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in 2011 and his dissertation investigated the links between court factionalism and the initiation of the 1728 Musin Rebellion.  


He spent fifteen years teaching English as a foreign language and French as a second language and has taught in Quebec, Canada, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Scotland, Denmark, and England. He also worked as a trainer on the Royal Society of Arts/University of Cambridge Diploma (DELTA) and Certificate (CELTA) for teachers of English as a foreign language.

Current teaching:

Korean Language 1 (elementary)

Courses that he has helped develop and taught include:

Modern Korean History, Society and Culture

Pre-modern Korean History, Society and Culture

North Korean History, Society and Culture

Popular Culture in North and South Korea, Hallyu, and Transnational Cultural Flows

Korean Cinema: A Critical Survey



Monash University, Melbourne Australia, Korean Studies Department

Senior Lecturer: 26 February 2017-1 January 2019

Associate Professor: 1 January 2019- Present

Convenor of Korean Studies Programme: 26 February 2017- 31 December 2019

University of Copenhagen Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, Korean Studies

Associate Professor:  August 2014–July 2017

Assistant Professor: August 2013– July 2014

Publications (summary):

1 Monograph: The Musin Rebellion: Politics and Rebellion in Eighteenth-Century Korea, University of Hawai`i Press: January 2016.

3 Edited collections: Korean Screen Cultures: Interrogating Cinema, TV, Music and Online games. Co-edited with Colette Balmain. Peter Lang: January 2016. 

 Organizer of International Conferences:

 Founder of the Korean Screen Culture Conference (an annual international conference on Korean film, TV, pop music videos and online gaming now in its fifth year)

 Organizer of 4 international conferences, 1 day workshop, and 42 academic seminars with invited speakers.


Supervision interests


History of rebellion in Korea, premodern and modern Korean history, North and South Korean film and Korean popular culture, invented traditions in Korea. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Korean history, Joseon Period history, Rebellion, 1728 Musin Rebellion, North Korean film, films about the Korean War, Invented Traditions in Korea

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