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Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2007
Divided Korea, cultural and political anthropology, contemporary history of East Asia, cultural politics of war memory, family and kinship, cosmopolitanism
Modern East Asia, social and cultural history, global Cold War, Korean War, family, gender
Hist 141: The Family and Sex Roles in the Past
Hist 176: East Asian Civilization Since 1600: Modern East Asia
Hist 286/372: Topics in Global History: The Korean War
Hist 398: Honors Seminar: History, Memory and Reconciliation in East Asia
Hist 840: Power, Culture and Historiography of the Global Cold War
Selected Publications and Presentations:
"Intimate Cold War Legacies, Neoliberal Mediations and the Transmission of Affect in South Korea," American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, November 2011.
"Korea on the Brink: Reading the Yŏnp’yŏng Shelling and its Aftermath," Journal of Asian Studies, 70:2 (May 2011) 337-356.
“Cultural Anthropology, Korean Studies, and Histories of the Present,” Yeongwol-Yonsei International Forum (Yeongwol, South Korea) May, 2011
"Reviving the War Dead: 'Reunions,' Kinship and the Temporality of the Cold War in Divided Korea," Cold War Cultures Conference, University of Texas at Austin, October 2010.
“Impossible Returns: The Temporary Border-Crossings of Separated Korean Family Members,” paper presented on the panel," Crossing the Divide: Migration and Disruptions of Identity among North Koreans and South Koreans," Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, March, 2010.
"Mourning Those who Waited: Mediations of Political Technology and the Return of the Korean War's Presumed Dead." 107th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, 2008.