BA in History, Dongguk University (South Korea)
MA in History, Moscow State University
MA in History, New York University
Russian Far East
Diplomatic History between Russia and Korea
"Crafting the Identity of Komsomol’sk-na-Amure from a Military Outpost to a Socialist City (1932-1982)"
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.