Selected Publications

2016. Toward an Anthropology of Landmines: Rogue Infrastructure and Military Waste in the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Cultural Anthropology 31, no. 2: 162-187.

2014. “The Flight of Cranes: Militarized Nature at the North Korea-South Korea Border.” Asian Environments: Connections across Borders, Landscapes, and Times. Edited by Ursula Münster, Shiho Satsuka, and Gunnel Cederlöf, RCC Perspectives (The Journal of the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society), no. 3, 65-70.

2012. “Human Capital: Transnational Korean Adoptees and the Neoliberal Logic of Return.” Journal of Korean Studies 17(2): 299-327.

2009. “The Origins of Korean Adoption: Cold War Geopolitics and Intimate Diplomacy.” Working Paper Series (WP 09-09). U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS, Johns Hopkins.

2007. “Our Adoptee, Our Alien: Transnational Adoptees as Specters of Foreignness and Family in South Korea.Anthropological Quarterly 80(2).

2003. “Wedding Citizenship and Culture: Korean Adoptees and the Global Family of Korea.” Social Text 74.

2001. “Korean Adoptee Auto-Ethnography: Refashioning Self, Family, and Finding Community,Visual Anthropology Review 16 (1).

Blog Posts

2013. “Making Peace with Nature: The Greening of the Korean Demilitarized Zone,” ENGAGEMENT, the blog of the Anthropology and Environment Society of the American Anthropological Association. Posted June 26.

2012. “Returning Cranes to North Korea.” The Ecologic and the Politic, Nature and the Natural ––A Virtual Symposium Exploring the North Korean Environmental” Edited by Robert Winstanley-Chesters. SINO-NK: Northeast Asia with a China-North Korea Focus. Posted September 1.

2010. In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee PBS/POV; Web feature on the history of adoptions from South Korea.

Selected Media Appearances

“Seeing through the Static: A Conversation in Images with Eleana J. Kim.”  By Julien Cossette. Visual and New Media Review, Cultural Anthropology website, July 21, 2016.

“Why a Generation of Adoptees is Returning to South Korea.” By Maggie Jones. New York Times Magazine. January 19, 2015

Profile of Eleana Kim by Nina Trige Andersen, Information, October 28. (in Danish).