Clark Sorensen

Professor, Director Center for Korea Studies Chair - Korea Program
Clark Sorensen



Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, Adjunct Professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies

Clark W. Sorensen has been Associate Professor of International Studies at the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington since 1992. He is Chair of the Korea Studies Program, and Director of the Center for Korean Studies there. He has adjunct appointments in Anthropology and Women’s Studies, and is currently Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Korean Studies. He received his BA in Geography in 1970 from the University of California, Berkeley, his MA in Korean Studies in 1974, and his PhD in Anthropology in 1981, both from the University of Washington. He is author of Over the Mountains are Mountains: Korean Peasant Households and their Adaptations to Rapid Industrialization (University of Washington Press 1988), and has published articles in Journal of Anthropological Research, Anthropos, Comparative Education Review, and other journals. He is editor of the monograph series Korean Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies published by the University of Washington Press, and also is editor of The Center for Korean Studies Publication Series that is distributed by University of Washington Press. The most recent title in the latter series is Rethinking the Park Chung Hee Era, 1961-1979 co-edited with Hyunga Kim of Australian National University.


  • University of Washington, Ph.D. Anthropology, 1981
  • University of Washington, M.A. Korean Regional Studies, 1974
  • University of California at Berkeley, B.A. Geography, 1970