• Dr Anne Hilty is a scholar-practitioner of health psychology from New York, living in Europe and East Asia since 2005. She has been in clinical practice since 1989 and engages in a variety of research projects for social welfare and cultural preservation. Additionally, she is a well-published writer.

  • ArirangTV video clip

    Profile of Dr. Hilty by Arirang TV, on Youtube (June 2012): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RHfOy0fHo4
  • Headline Jeju article

    Profile of Dr. Hilty on Headline Jeju newspaper (January 2011; Korean only): http://www.headlinejeju.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=107569

Writing Portfolio

Brief biography: Anne Hilty, PhD, is a writer and scholar-practitioner of cultural health psychology from New York; she resided on Jeju Island [Republic of Korea] 2010-2015, researching the intersection between Jeju’s traditional culture and modern society in order to contribute to the island community’s social welfare and sustainable development. Research interests include the balance of societal change with cultural preservation, women’s empowerment and eco-feminism, deep ecology and indigenous wisdom, shamanism as folk psychology, and the healing of trauma in post-conflict societies. Writing genre have included approximately 200 feature articles [magazine, newspaper], nonfiction [academic, essay, chapter, book], script, novel, and more. Dr. Hilty has published on a wide range of topics and has several major works currently in progress.

* WRITING PORTFOLIO *

Doctoral Thesis [PhD]:

Adolescent Resilience in the Context of Community (©2004; Walden University, USA)

Books:

Jeju Haenyeo, Stewards of the Sea [Books 1 & 2]

(©2015, for use by Jeju National University: Jeju Sea Grant Center)

Jeju Island: Reaching to the Core of Beauty [lead author with contributors]

     (©2011; ISBN-10: 8991913830; ISBN-13: 978-8991913837)

[Review: “Book Features Beauty and History of Jeju,” Korea Herald (11/25/2011)]

Chapter:

“Sea Women and Sea Urchin Soup: Jeju Island, Korea” in, Taste of Islands (scheduled for publication, 2012)

Essay:

“The Trauma that Dared not Speak its Name” in, Jeju Writers Anthology (Autumn 2011)

Completed Manuscripts:

Goddesses and Strong Jeju Women [mythology; folklore]: publication pending

SeoulSister: Letters From Korea [essay collection, 2006]

One Voice, [script, 2006; co-authored, accepted for performance at PAN International Art Festival]

Seoul of a Shaman [short story, 2006]

Books in Progress [working titles]:

Shamanism and Healing: Folk Psychology and Deep Ecology [nonfiction]: in research

Cultural Trauma and Healing: The Case of Jeju Island: in research

Blogs:

drannehilty.wordpress.com

jejuculture.wordpress.com [co-author]

weblogtheworld.com [contributor]

Articles:

(Please note: Dr. Hilty’s articles have been widely cross-referenced on the Internet.)

In, National Geographic Traveller: Australia/New Zealand edition:

“Shamans, Volcanoes, and Free-Diving Grannies” (09/2015)

In, Science Donga [Seoul, ROK]:

“Jeju Haenyeo: Indigenous Knowledge of the Sea” (10/2012)

In, Dynamic Jeju [Jeju Island, ROK]:

[Produced by Jeju provincial government for the IUCN World Conservation Congress, 09/06-15/2012]

  • “Jeju haenyeo, matriarchs of the sea”
  • “Tamna and the origin of Jeju people”
  • “Jeju, environmental model to the world”
  • “Jeju’s multi-layered culture of Samda” [reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 01/02/2011; was, “Samda, Jeju’s unique culture?”]

In, Dream Jeju 21 [Jeju Special Self-Governing Provincial Council]:

“The Need for a Foreign Advisory Committee” (12/2011)

In, Jeju Weekly [Jeju Island, ROK]:

“Change is in the Jeju wind” (12/16/2010; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 12/20/2010)

“Jeju Wordsmiths” (12/20/2010; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 12/28/2010)

“Samda, Jeju’s unique culture?” (01/02/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 01/03/2011; Dynamic Jeju, 09/2012)

“Jeju’s Narrow Road” (01/03/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 01/04/2011)

“Art and nature collaborate” (01/16/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 01/24/2011)

“Samda: A new look at local culture by psychologist and educator Dr. Anne Hilty” (01/16/2011; 3-part)

  • ‘The bones of Jeju: What is the role of tradition in modern Jeju?’ [Part 1]
  • ‘The flesh and blood of the island: The 21st century Jeju woman’ [Part 2]
  • ‘The spirit of Jeju: State of the arts, with room for growth’ [Part 3]

“Jeju’s narrow road, revisited” (01/30/2011)

“Grandfathers of Jeju” (02/06/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 02/07/2011)

“Grandmothers of Jeju” (02/06/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 02/07/2011)

“Jeju shamans welcome spring” (02/11/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 02/15/2011)

“Putting the ‘C’ in Jeju’s culture” (02/12/2011)

“The importance of the unique Jeju dialect” (02/12/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 02/17/2011)

“The end of a life: Death, burial and bereavement customs of Jeju” [Part 1, 3-part series] (02/24/2011)

“Making a difference for Jeju’s women” (02/24/2011)

“Three-phase health care facility comes to Jeju” (02/24/2011)

“Traditional Korean medicine” (02/24/2011)

“Haenyeo, the truth behind the tourism” (03/11/2011)

“The end of a life: In memorium” [Part 2, 3-part series] (03/11/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 03/15/2011)

“Goddesses and Jeju women” (03/11/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 03/15/2011)

“The end of a life: Concepts of afterlife” [Part 3, 3-part series] (03/26/2011)

“‘Sasam Art’: the artists’ way” (03/26/2011)

“One writer’s dedication to Sasam” (04/10/2011)

“Healing trauma that ‘dared not speak its name'” (04/10/2011)

“Island of peace?” (04/10/2011)

“First French film fest comes to Jeju” (04/18/2011)

“Empowering women of Jeju” (04/19/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 04/30/2011)

“A gathering of grannies” (04/22/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 04/30/2011)

“A purpose-filled life” (04/23/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 04/30/2011)

“‘I just live my life with passion'” (04/23/2011)

“A literary journey” (04/23/2011)

“International Jeju” (04/23/2011)

“A simple wedding” (04/23/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 04/30/2011)

“N7W team visits Jeju during D-200 celebration” (02/28/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 04/30/2011)

“Traditional guesthouses at Jeju Stone Park opening soon” (05/06/2011)

“Local YWCA ‘goes multicultural'” (05/06/2011)

“‘Jeju, meet the future'” (05/06/2011)

“Strengthening the ‘strong Jeju woman'” [Part 1, 3-part series] (05/11/2011)

“‘4.3 Trauma, Seeking Healing'” (05/13/2011)

“A man of vision” (05/14/2011)

“Single moms of Jeju” (05/14/2011)

“Honoring Jeju’s grandmother creator goddess” (05/18/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 05/27/2011)

“Jeju’s first ‘alternative school'” (05/22/2011)

“Contributing to the well-being of Jeju women” (05/22/2011)

“An artist’s focus on social causes” (05/27/2011)

“Jeju’s ‘endangered’ dialect” (5/30/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 06/08/2011)

“‘In reviving extinct traditions for tourism, care is needed'” (05/30/2011)

“The world’s most famous feminist visits Jeju” (05/31/2011)

“‘Women, creativity and culture'” (05/31/2011)

“Medical tourism, wave of the future: Is it right for Jeju?” (06/01/2011)

“Seeking Jeju’s goddesses” (06/01/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 06/08/2011)

“Feminist leaders visit Jeju” (06/02/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 06/08/2011)

“Behind the shaman’s mask” (06/03/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 06/08/2011)

“The passing of a Jeju Grand Shaman” (06/07/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 06/08/2011)

“JDC’s vision of Jeju as a Free International City” (06/10/2011)

“Gangjeong art exhibition gets underway this week” (06/13/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 06/19/2011)

“Strengthening the ‘strong Jeju woman'” [Part 2, 3-part series] (06/13/2011)

“Jeju’s female icon of the Joseon era” (06/24/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 07/03/2011)

“‘Jeju needs many reforms to become international'” (06/24/2011)

“US diplomat joins Jeju diving women at work” (06/29/2011)

“Jeju’s ‘sister island’ in eastern Russia pays a visit” (06/30/2011)

“Jeju Business and Professional Women members travel to Helsinki congress” (07/03/2011)

“Jeju government considers giving foreign residents a voice” (07/05/2011)

“Snoopy comes to Jeju” (07/08/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 07/19/2011)

“Mythology and artifacts come to life” (07/11/2011)

“Jeju women, present and future” (07/11/2011)

“Jungmun Saekdal Beach Festival” (07/11/2011)

“‘Jeju is my dream come true'” (07/31/2011)

“A portrait of Gangjeong village” (07/31/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 08/03/2011)

“Jeju, an island of villages” (08/01/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 08/03/2011)

“Portrait of a diving woman” (08/14/2011)

“The myths of Jeju” (08/27/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 09/04/2011)

“‘Passing from freedom to happiness'” (09/01/2011)

“Jeju harvest” (09/12/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 09/14/2011)

“Folk villages help maintain link to past” (09/24/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 09/26/2011)

“‘Haenyeo culture globalization'” (10/07/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 10/11/2011)

“Previewing the Haenyeo Culture Festival” (10/13/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 10/23/2011)

“The 4th Jeju Haenyeo Festival” (10/16/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 10/23/2011)

“8th Korea-Middle East Cooperation Forum” (10/20/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 10/23/2011)

“Can folk festivals authentically preserve a culture’s traditions?” (10/28/2011)

“Jeju Olle and the Korean psyche” (11/12/2011) [reprinted in Headline Jeju, 11/27/2011, and in NETKOA (USA), Jul-Aug 2012, vol. 10]

“Jeju shamans, healing minds and hearts” (11/25/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 12/18/2011)

“International BPW president visits Jeju” (11/28/2011; reprinted in Headline Jeju, 12/18/2011)

“A look at Jeju women’s lives throughout time” (12/09/2011)

“Santa Rosa celebrates with sister city Jeju” (02/03/2012)

“Diving to the heart of the story” (03/19/2012)

“Living sounds of the sea” (03/20/2012)

“Taiwan’s first and only female vice president visits Jeju” (03/26/2012)

“Saving Jeju’s Casa del Agua” (09/04/2012)

“Solving the euro crisis: A European and Asian perspective”(09/21/2012)

“Saving art with art” (10/23/2012)

“UNITAR-Jeju turns 2 and International United Nations Day celebrated, Oct. 24” (10/31/2012)

“Global citizenship comes to Jeju” (11/19/2012)

“Tales from the Olle path” (11/20/2012)

“The Science of Jeju Haenyeo” (11/20/2012, part I; 11/22/2012, part II)

“Renowned collector of paper art on Jeju” (12/20/2012)

“Gasi Village, model of cultural revitalization” (12/22/2012)

“Artwork of Chang Ree-suok at MoA” (01/11/2013)

“Ji Geum Jong, cultural activist and visionary” (01/15/2013)

“Going to Grandma’s house: Halmang-dang and healing” (01/30/2013)

“Jeju shamanism: A primer” (01/30/2013)

“Jeju shamanism: Proper conduct for attending a ritual” (01/30/2013)

“Seolmundae Halmang: Creator Goddess of Jeju” (02/13/2013, parts I and II)

“Ipchun-gut, the coming of spring” (02/13/2013)

“Snake brings wealth and transition for year ahead” (02/14/2013)

“Gotjawal: Mystery and magic of Jeju” (02/20/2013)

“Jacheongbi, goddess of earth — and, love” (02/25/2013)

“Jacheongbi, pragmatic and strong” (02/25/2013)

“Geum Baekjo Halmang, mother of all shamanist gods” (02/26/2013)

“Seeking the gods’ blessing for the new year” (02/28/2013)

“The fall of Casa del Agua” (03/07/2013)

“‘Strong Jeju women’ and gender equality” (03/08/2013)

“Rites, tools and offerings – Jeju shamanist mythology” (03/14/2013)

“Goddess of fortune, fate, destiny: Gamunjang-agi” (03/18/2013)

“Yeongdeung Halmang, goddess of wind and sea” (03/25/2013)

“Triumph of SeaWomen” (03/26/2013, parts I and II)

“Jeju traditional medicine – the healing biodiversity of the island” (03/28/2013)

“Jeju traditional medicine – plants that can heal” (03/28/2013)

“Trauma and healing: Jeju’s path toward full recovery” (04/02/2013)

“Chilmeoridang Yeongdeunggut, Jeju’s UNESCO-protected shamanist rite” (04/04/2013)

“‘Paradigm shift isn’t easy — but I’m going to try.'” (04/09/2013)

“Samseung Halmang and Choseung Halmang, goddesses of childbirth, and death” (04/15/2013)

“‘The diver’s life is difficult'” (04/18/2013)

“A century of healing – Insoodang Pharmacy and Dr. Han-joo Kim” (04/20/2013)

“Maiden goddesses and virgin sacrifice – Marado and Gwancheong Halmang” (04/25/2013)

“Snake goddesses of the granaries – Gopang Halmang and Nulgup Halmang” (04/30/2012)

“My Chagall, Your Picasso” (05/07/2013)

“Boy attendants of Buddhist temples” (05/08/2013)

“Jeju’s goddess of the hearth” (05/10/2013)

“Jeju heroine Kim Mandeok” (05/11/2013, parts I and II)

“Gender equity equals growth” (05/16/2013)

“Worshiping the snake goddess” (05/21/2013)

“Jeju artist Byun Shi-ji has died” (06/19/2013)

“Shaman Jung Gong Chul dies” (06/19/2013)

“Portrait of a shaman” (09/05/2013)

“Father of modern Jeju shamanism” (10/04/2013)

“Jeju haenyeo and UNESCO” (01/13/2014)

“Jeju’s seven wonders of architecture” (01/13/2014)

“Haenyeo storytelling through food” (01/30/2014)

“Sharing trauma and healing” (02/03/2014)

“Indigenous social enterprise: Jeju haenyeo” (03/07/2014, parts I and II)

“Preserving Jeju haenyeo in an age of modernity” (04/18/2014)

“Jeju Forum World Leaders’ Session” (05/31/2014)

“Lee Sunhwa makes Jeju election history” (06/05/2014)

“Jeju through fresh eyes” (10/06/2014)

In, Jeju Sori [ROK]:

목욕물 버리려다 아기까지 버리지 마라!” (05/09/2014; Korean language only)

In, NETKOA (reprinted) [USA]

“Jeju Olle and the Korean psyche” (Jul-Aug 2012, vol. 10) [reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 11/12/2011]

In, Headline Jeju (reprinted) [ROK]:

“Change is in the Jeju wind” (12/20/2010; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 12/16/2010)

“Jeju Wordsmiths” (12/28/2010; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 12/20/2010)

“Samda, Jeju’s unique culture?” (01/03/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 01/02/2011)

“Jeju’s Narrow Road” (01/04/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 01/03/2011)

“Art and nature collaborate” (01/24/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 01/16/2011)

“Grandfathers of Jeju” (02/07/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 02/06/2011)

“Grandmothers of Jeju” (02/07/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 02/06/2011)

“Jeju shamans welcome spring” (02/15/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 02/11/2011)

“The importance of the unique Jeju dialect” (02/17/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 02/12/2011)

“The end of a life: In memorium” (03/15/2011) (reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 03/11/2011)

“Goddesses and Jeju women” (03/15/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 03/11/2011)

“Empowering women of Jeju” (04/30/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 04/19/2011)

“A gathering of grannies” (04/30/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 04/22/2011)

“A purpose-filled life” (04/30/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 04/23/2011)

“A simple wedding” (04/30/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 04/23/2011)

“N7W team visits Jeju during D-200 celebration” (04/30/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 02/28/2011)

“Honoring Jeju’s grandmother creator goddess” (05/27/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 05/18/2011)

“Jeju’s ‘endangered’ dialect” (06/08/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 05/30/2011)

“Seeking Jeju’s goddesses” (06/08/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 06/01/2011)

“Feminist leaders visit Jeju” (06/08/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 06/02/2011)

“Behind the shaman’s mask” (06/08/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 06/03/2011)

“The passing of a Jeju Grand Shaman” (06/08/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 06/07/2011)

“Gangjeong art exhibition gets underway this week” (06/19/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 06/13/2011)

“Jeju’s female icon of the Joseon era” (07/03/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 06/24/2011)

“Snoopy comes to Jeju” (07/19/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 07/08/2011)

“A portrait of Gangjeong village” (08/03/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 07/31/2011)

“Jeju, an island of villages” (08/03/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 08/01/2011)

“The myths of Jeju” (09/04/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 08/27/2011)

“Jeju harvest” (09/14/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 09/12/2011)

“Folk villages help maintain link to past” (09/26/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 09/24/2011)

“‘Haenyeo culture globalization'” (10/11/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 10/07/2011)

“Previewing the Haenyeo Culture Festival” (10/23/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 10/13/2011)

“The 4th Jeju Haenyeo Festival” (10/23/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 10/16/2011)

“8th Korea-Middle East Cooperation Forum” (10/23/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 10/20/2011)

“Jeju Olle and the Korean psyche” (11/27/2011) [reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 11/12/2011]

“Jeju shamans, healing minds and hearts” (12/18/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 11/25/2011)

“International BPW president visits Jeju” (12/18/2011; reprinted from Jeju Weekly, 11/28/2011)

In, Yonhap News Agency [ROK]:

“Chinese-American man promotes ‘slow living’ on Jeju” (01/05/2011)

“The Wind and the Sea: Jeju artist Byun Shi-ji” (01/21/2011)

“Jeju Island aspires to become one of the world’s ‘7 Wonders of Nature'” (01/31/2011)

“Plans for new base reopen dark chapter in Jeju’s history” (04/01/2011)

“Strong Jeju women: yesterday and today” (07/01/2011)

“Distinct dialect of Jeju threatened with extinction” (10/14/2011) [reprinted in Korea Times, 10/14/2011]

“Beyond tangerines and palm trees: Jeju’s unique culture” (11/11/2011) [reprinted in Korea Herald, 11/13/2011]

In, Korea Times (reprinted) [ROK]:

“Distinct dialect of Jeju threatened with extinction” (10/14/2011) [reprinted from Yonhap News Agency,10/14/2011]

In, Korea Herald (reprinted) [ROK]:

“Beyond tangerines and palm trees: Jeju’s unique culture” (11/13/2011) [reprinted from Yonhap News Agency, 11/11/2011]

In, Positive News [HK]:

“Hospitality: Peace Begins at Home” (Summer 2010) [Reprinted by Holistic Asia, 06/02/2010]

In, The Source Asia [HK]:

“Creativity as a Spiritual Path: Shifting Consciousness” (01/30/2010)

“Walking in Spirit: Spiritual Practices in Everyday Life” (03/14/2010)

“Phoenix Rising: (Re)presentation of the Self” (05/21/2010)

In, Holistic Asia [HK]:

“Animist-Humanist: Modern-day Shaman” (02/06/2010)

“Western Psychology in Eastern Cultures: A Mismatch?” (02/06/2010)

“Hospitality: Peace Begins at Home” (06/02/2010) [Reprinted from Positive News, Summer 2010]

In, Portwatch [HK]:

“Transpersonal Parenting” (March/April 2010)

“Parenting Psychologies of Women and Men: Mismatch?” (September/October 2010)

In, Seoul [ROK]:

“Wither the Korean Market” (02/2006)

“Yongo Ajuma” (03/2006)

“A Modern-day Shaman” (04/2006)

“Mad About English” (04/2006)

“Happiest Man on Earth” (05/2006)

“Spring Blessings” (06/2006)

“A Love Affair with Korea” (07/2006)

“Feminism and Art Collaborate” (07/2006) [Reprinted in Korean Quarterly, Summer 2007]

“Jeju Island: A Resort-style MICE Destination” (05/2012)

In, Seoul Selection [ROK]:

“Streetwise in Seoul,” ongoing column (2005-2006)

In, Korean Quarterly [USA]:

“Castles in the Sand” (Spring 2007)

“Feminism and Art Collaborate” (Summer 2007) [Reprinted from Seoul magazine, 07/2006]

In, North Fork News / Suffolk Times [USA]:

“To Your Health,” ongoing column (1998-2004)

Memberships [Writing/Publishing/Related]: Current: PEN American Center; Asia-Pacific Writing Partnership; Mensa International; Small Island Studies Association; Past: Jeju Cultural Heritage Supporters; Korea Writers Association [Jeju chapter]; Women in Publishing, Hong Kong

Media Coverage:

Articles Featuring Dr. Hilty:

미국 심리학 박사, 그가 바라보는 제주 여성? (Headline Jeju, 01/31/2011) [Korean language only]

“Psychologist puts Korea on the couch” (Korea Times, 2005)

Television Broadcast Featuring Dr. Hilty:

“Anne Hilty’s Mission to Preserve the Culture & Environment of Jeju,” on Insight, Arirang TV (broadcast: 06/08- 10/2012); VOD: Arirang website, and Youtube.

Dr. Hilty has also been mentioned in articles of Jemin Ilbo, Jeju News, Sisa Jeju, Jejusori, Halla Ilbo, News Jeju, Korea News System, Jeju Leisure Times, Jejudomin Ilbo, Jeju News 24, Korea Times,and more; additionally, she has been mentioned on the government websites of Jeju Province, Jeju City, and Seogwipo City, as well as those of Jeju Peace Institute and Cifal-Jeju [UNITAR]; and, she has appeared on many television networks in Jeju, and been interviewed by three radio stations.

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