Wonik Son is working towards an MPhil in World History at Trinity College under the supervision of Professor Joya Chatterji. His research focuses on the visual history of disability in postwar international organizations. At Cambridge, Wonik plans to trace the cooperative (and often uncertain) transnational relationships between organizations and independent agents involved in creating photographs and films for the UN’s promotional materials. By exploring images of disability as textual objects that inform and reinforce the perception of disability in the global imagination, his work aims to place largely nameless officials and outsiders – the non-specialist public – as key drivers in defining the UN system’s mandate.
Wonik completed his AB in History at Harvard College, where was an Undergraduate Research Associate at Harvard's Center for History and Economics. He continues to work on the Joint Centre’s UN and Invisible Histories Projects.
Centre for History and Economics,
Cambridge CB3 0AG, UK
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