Milan Hejtmanek is the Korea Foundation Assistant Professor of History. He received his B.A. in linguistics from Stanford, his M.A. in East Asia regional studies from Harvard, and his Ph.D. in history and East Asian languages also from Harvard. Professor Hejtmanek’s research interests focus on Chosôn Korea, covering the social, political, and cultural history of local educational institutions; the institution of slavery; Confucian thought; and magic and ritual in the royal court. He has received many honors including a Presidential Fellowship from Harvard, a Korea Foundation Research Fellowship, and a Fulbright Dissertation Fellowship.