Dr. Dima Mironenko

The Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies Postdoctoral Fellow, 2016-17

Dima Mironenko is an historian of modern Korea. His research focuses on cultural politics, film and visual culture, and everyday history of the two Koreas during the Cold War period. His current book project, Making the Circus State: North Korea and the Global Politics of Mirth, 1948–1989, examines the role of comedy and circus in North Korea's domestic politics and its relations with the outside world. Dima graduated with a B.A. in International Relations in 2005 from MGIMO University in Moscow. As an undergraduate student, he spent a semester attending Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang, North Korea. He later received both his A.M. ('07) and Ph.D. ('14) from Harvard University in Modern Korean History. His recent publications include "North Koreans at the Movies: Cinema of Fits and Starts and the Rise of Chameleon Spectatorship" published in the Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema in 2016.