This book examines how former, current and prospective Korean graduate students navigate American universities, especially with regard to the student-advisor relationship. Based on extensive case study research conducted around Vivid Journal—an online social network for many domestic and international Korean graduate students—this volume highlights issues regarding access to various academic capitals (i.e., scholarship, publishing, participation in academic research), successful completion of graduate degrees, and academic or non-academic employment opportunities upon graduation. Through a rigorous analysis of members’ posting behavior, interaction, and role assignments, this book offers a new conceptual framework for online and social support networks, especially around the shaping and mediation of international student-advisor relationships.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 – Introduction: Mediated Accounts of Graduate Education and Advising Relationships among US Korean Graduate Students
Chapter 2 – Mediated Accounts of Institutional Matters upon Advising Relationships
Chapter 3 – Mediated Accounts of Academic Matters upon Advising Relationships
Chapter 4 – Mediated Accounts of Cultural Matters upon Advising Relationships
Chapter 5 – Mediated Accounts of Social Matters upon Advising Relationships
Chapter 6 – Conclusions and Implications
Joong-Hwan Oh is Professor of Sociology at Hunter College of The City University of New York, USA.