Bring me to your school or let me host your event. You won’t be disappointed.
As an Asian American Studies professor, former executive director of the only nationally-published Asian American magazine, and former actor/performance artist, I am well-trained to lead interactive workshops/discussions/lectures on a range of topics, including:
- Asian Americans in the media
- Asian American masculinity
- Asian American histories
- Asian American social movements
- Asian American performance
- Science Fiction and Asian Americans
- Sports and Asian Americans
- Korean American activism
- The Korean War and Korean American Culture
- Understanding North Korea
- Model Minority Mutiny: Black/Asian solidarity
- …and more!
Upcoming Speaking Gigs:
- Your organization/conference/university!
Past Speaking Gigs:
- “Destin(Asian), Alternative Asian American Studies Spring Break Program, Workshop Speaker, Northeastern University
- “Narrating Asian America: Teach-In with Professor Terry Park,” Task Force on Asian and Pacific American Studies, Harvard University
- “Voter Registration Drive and a Conversation on Korean American Civic Engagement with Professor Terry Park (Wellesley), Professor Josephine Kim (Harvard), and Professor Arissa Oh (Boston College),” Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE), Harvard University
- “Professor Terry Park: A man of many unicorn horns,” Wellesley Asian Alliance, Wellesley College
- “Tea with Prof. Terry Park,” Wellesley Advocates for North Korean Human Rights, Wellesley College
- “On Hyphen magazine and Asian American masculinity,” Guest Lecture, Contemporary Asian Americans (AAS 211), Prof. Kei Fischer, San Francisco State University
- “Skype with Terry K. Park: Executive Director, Hyphen Magazine,” APIA Week 2014, Grinnell College Asian and Asian American Association
- “On Hyphen magazine and Asian American masculinity,” Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project, 2014 High School Conference, Sacramento, CA
- “On Migration and Non-Realist Performance,” Guest Lecture, Understanding Performance: Appreciation of Modern Theatre, Dance, Film and Performance Art (DRA5), Prof. Lynette Hunter, University of California, Davis
- “On Asian Americans/Korean Americans in the Media,” Guest Lecture, Koreans in America (AAS360), Prof. Grace Yoo, San Francisco State University
- “On 38th Parallels and Korean American Autobiographical Solo Performance,” Guest Lecture, First Person America, Prof. Cathy Hannabach, Temple University
- “Redefining Manliness,” workshop organized by Adelante Mujeres’ Educational Series, Piedmont Hills High School, San Jose, CA
- “Unicorns Are Sexy: Reflections on Asian American Masculinity,” an Asian Pacific American Heritage Month discussion organized by The Intercultural Center and Asian Pacific American Studies, University of San Francisco
- “Gender Stereotypes and Social Media,” workshop organized by the Stanford Korean Students Association, for Stanford University’s 2013 “Listen to the Silence” Asian American Issues Conference
As the co-host of the bi-monthly pan-Asian American Bay Area performance showcase Go!Ohana, and with lots of experience hosting events and acting on stage, I can YOLO up your organization’s event.
Upcoming Hosting Gigs:
- Your future event!
Past Hosting Gigs:
- “Women, Militarization, and Peacebuilding on the Korean Peninsula,” Panel/Performance, Organizer/Host, Co-Sponsored by American Studies Program, Advocates for North Korean Human Rights (ANKHR), Wellesley Asian Alliance, Wellesley College
- Post-Film Q&A with Wat Misaka, Linsanity: Presented by Angela Yen Wong and Organization of Chinese Americans – Utah Chapter, Salt Lake City, UT
- “Hyphen PJ Party,” Hyphen Magazine 27th Issue Release Party, Fame, September 14, 2013
- “KSW Runway: Celebrate Your Body,” Kearny Street Workshop, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco
- “Mr. Hyphen 2013,” Brava Theater, San Francisco
- “Dumpling Wars,” Kearny Street Workshop, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland, CA
- Various events, Smithsonian Folklife Festival (Theme: Asian Pacific Americans: Local Lives, Global Ties)
- “Performance Night,” DMZ to DC, Justice Center, Washington, D.C.
- “Kimchi Bowl,” Nodutdol for Korean Community Development, New York City
- “Culture Night,” Korean Diasporic Gathering, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland, CA
- Asian Pacific Culture Week’s “Culture Night,” UC Davis