Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1970
Scholarly Interests: Community Psychology (intergenerational transmission of political trauma, human rights and mental health); Asian American/Korean American Studies (Asian American history and ethnic identity formation).
Academic Profile: Prof. Liem's current work focuses on understanding contemporary legacies of significant historical events, e.g., the impact of the Korean War on Korean Americans today. Oral histories from this research have been incorporated into a multi-media exhibit, Still Present Pasts: Korean Americans and the "Forgotten War" that is currently on national tour (www.stillpresentpasts.org). Liem introduces this work in courses he teaches, Abnormal Psychology, Sociocultural Perspectives on Psychopathology, Culture, Identity, and Asian American Experience, and in other involvements with students, e.g., advisor to the Asian Caucus and Korean Student Association. Liem also works on related issues outside the university with organizations devoted to Korean unification, Asian American media arts, and human rights and mental health.