Sun-Young Park appointed assistant professor at George Mason University

Sun-Young Park (PhD) has been appointed Assistant Professor of History, specializing in 19th century Europe, at George Mason University’s Department of History and Art History. Park will be teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses on modern architecture and urbanism, French cultural history, and modern European history.

As a PhD candidate, Park investigates the intersections between medical history, histories of the body, and space. Her dissertation, “Building Bodies: Architecture, Hygiene, and the Construction of Gender in Early 19th Century Paris,” examines how architectural developments in military, educational, and recreational settings responded to new medical ideas.