Academic Appointments


  • Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures

Administrative Appointments


  • Faculty Fellow, Stanford Ethics (2013 - 2014)
  • Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford University (2012 - Present)
  • Lecturer, Department of Korean Literature, Keimyung University (2011 - 2012)
  • Language fellowship, Korea Foundation (1998 - 1999)

Honors & Awards


  • Graduate Studies Fellowship, Korea Foundation (2009 - 2010)
  • Outstanding Paper, Worldwide Consortium for Korean Studies, Hawai’i (2009)
  • Graduate studies scholarship, Korea Foundation (2006 - 2007)
  • Florence Tan Moesen Fellow, Library of Congress (2006)
  • Graduate studies scholarship, Korea Foundation (2005 - 2006)
  • 35th Korea Times Translation Award, First Place, Korea Times (2004)
  • New Translator Award, First Prize, Korean Literature Translation Institute (KLTI) (2004)
  • Translation Fellowship, ICF (2002 - 2004)
  • University Graduate Fellowship, UBC (2002 - 2004)
  • Graduate studies scholarship, Korea Foundation (2001 - 2002)
  • Language scholarship, KLI, Yonsei University (1994)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, Luce Scholars Program Fellowship Selection Committee (2013 - 2013)
  • Stanford Pre-major Advising, Stanford University (2013 - 2014)
  • Reviewer, Seoul Journal of Korean Studies
  • Reviewer, Journal of Korean Studies
  • Reviewer, Acta Koreana
  • Reviewer, Cornell UP
  • Graduate fellowships committee, AY 13-14 fellowships, Stanford University (2013 - 2014)

Program Affiliations


  • Center for East Asian Studies

Professional Education


  • B.A., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Asian Studies and General Studies (1998)
  • M.A., The University of British Columbia, Asian Studies (2002)
  • Ph.D., The University of British Columbia, Asian Studies (2011)

2016-17 Courses


Stanford Advisees


All Publications


  • Landscape of the heart in Homeless Angels and Hometown of the Heart Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema Zur, D. 2015; 7 (1): 10-27

    View details for DOI 10.1080/17564905

  • Let's Go to the Moon: Science Fiction in the North Korean Children's Magazine Adong Munhak, 1956-1965 JOURNAL OF ASIAN STUDIES Zur, D. 2014; 73 (2): 327-351
  • ECOAMBIGUITY: Environmental Crises and East Asian Literatures (Book Review) PACIFIC AFFAIRS Book Review Authored by: Zur, D. 2013; 86 (4): 888-889
  • Literature and Film in Cold War South Korea. (Book Review) ACTA KOREANA Book Review Authored by: Zur, D. 2013; 16 (1): 269-272
  • Off to the Battle at Dawn Bang, H. edited by Zur, D., Son-jae, A. Seoul: Asia Publishers. 2013
  • Ice Cream The Asia Literary Review Yǒngha, K. 2012; 23
  • The Sky Azaleas: Journal of Korean Literature and Culture Tǒk, H. edited by Zur, D., McCann, D. Harvard University Press. 2012
  • Children’s Literature in Late Colonial Korea Azaleas: Journal of Korean Literature and Culture Zur, D. 2012; 5: 347-353
  • The Korean War in Children’s Picturebooks of the DPRK Exploring North Korean Arts Zur, D. Nuremberg: Verlag für moderne Kunst. 2011: 276-298
  • The Pager Waxen Wings: The Acta Koreana Anthology of Short Fiction From Korea Yǒngha, K. edited by Zur, D., Fulton, B. St.Paul: Koryo Press. 2011: 143-160
  • Representations of the Korean War in North and South Korean Children’s Literature Korea 2010: Politics, Economy, Society Zur, D. 2010: 271-300
  • Whose War Were We Fighting? Constructing Memory and Managing Trauma in South Korean Children's Fiction INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH IN CHILDRENS LITERATURE Zur, D. 2009; 2 (2): 192-209
  • Reading Korea: An Anthology of Modern Korean Literature Zur, D. edited by Zur, D. Anvil Press (Philippians). 2008
  • The Toad Groom: Folk Tales from Old Korea Chǒng’o, S. edited by Zur, D. Bo-Leaf Press (USA). 2008
  • Human Decency Acta Koreana Zur, D. 2008; 11 (3): 235-239
  • This Tree of Yours Azaleas: Journal of Korean Literature and Culture Yǒngha, K. edited by Zur, D., McCann, D. Harvard University Press. 2007: 9-36
  • Their Last Visitor Azaleas: Journal of Korean Literature and Culture Yǒngha, K. edited by Zur, D., McCann, D. Harvard University Press. 2007: 9-36
  • The Man Who Sold His Shadow Korean Literature Today Yǒngha, K. 2005: 102-124
  • Travel Across Time: Modern ‘Rewrites’ of Pak Chiwǒn’s Yǒrha Ilgi Acta Koreana Zur, D. 2005; 8 (2): 49-64
  • Lizard Columbia Anthology of Modern Korean Short Stories Yǒngha, K. edited by Zur, D. Columbia University Press. 2005: 371-382