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2020 International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence

January 23–26, 2020

Tucson, Arizona and online

The Intercultural Competence of Marginalized Teenagers in South Korea

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 9:00 AM–Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 1:00 PM MST add to calendar
Virtual presentations available online throughout the conference
Proposal Type

Virtual paper presentation

Language of Presentation



Theory and approaches


This case study examines how two Korean adolescents of mixed parentage—treated as a “problem” in society—resisted simplistic membership boundaries, negotiated their identities, and took a step forward into the unspeakable and the untranslatable. I argue that through their multilingual and multicultural resources, they are becoming intercultural subjects.

Primary Presenter

Jaran Shin, University of Massachusetts Boston

United States