Kyungtaek Kwon

Kyungtaek Kwon


BA in History, Dongguk University (South Korea)
MA in History, Moscow State University
MA in History, New York University

Research Interests

Russian Far East
Urban History
Diplomatic History between Russia and Korea

Dissertation Title

"Crafting the Identity of Komsomol’sk-na-Amure from a Military Outpost to a Socialist City (1932-1982)"

Faculty Advisor

Matthew Payne


Kyungtaek Kwon was educated in Seoul, Moscow, and New York before enrolling at Emory. His dissertation illuminates how the Soviet Far Eastern city of Komsomol’sk-na-Amure shaped the city’s identity from the 1930s to the 1980s, focusing on the roles of Soviet authorities, architects, and city builders.