Markus Bell

Department: School of East Asia Studies

Job title/role: Lecturer


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Twitter: @mpsbell
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Current research: My current research project uses ethnographic research methods to examine the lives of transmigrants moving between North Korea and Japan, their intergenerational, transmigratory journey, and the significance of their memories of movement and resettlement in shaping a diasporic identity. I contextualise experiences of multiple migration within the larger social processes and historical forces that shaped the latter half of the twentieth century in Northeast Asia, and the epoch defining challenges that continue to cast a long shadow on relations between North Korea, South Korea, and Japan.

Research interests keywords: North Korea, transmigration, memory, diaspora, identity, forced migration

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