Sejin Um

Sejin Um is a second-year MA student at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ) at UBC and member of EDGES.

Research interests: Work and organizations; gender; family; education; social movements

Prior to joining the MA program, she worked in the private sector for three years, and the work experience there strengthened her passion for feminist research and activism. She has been part of the millennial feminist movement in South Korea since 2015, both on-line and off-line, studying feminist theories and organizing various events, marches and protests with multiple organizations and groups. She continues to be engaged in the women’s movement in South Korea and is also currently involved in feminist communities in Vancouver, Canada. She holds a BA in International Studies and Law and Public Administration from Korea University (2014).

Sejin completed her MA degree in GRSJ in April 2019.

Her MA thesis titled, “Why do young women leave conglomerates? gender and the militarized workplace in South Korea,” can be viewed here.


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