(See “Links” page for links to my publications)

Adopted Territory: Transnational Korean Adoptees and the Politics of Belonging (2010, Duke University Press)

Reviewed in Acta Koreana, American Ethnologist, Anthropological Quarterly, Asian Studies Review, Contemporary Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of American Ethnic History, Journal of Asian American Studies, Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies, Korean Quarterly, Pacific Affairs.

  • 2012 James B. Palais Book Prize, Committee on Korean Studies, Association of Asian Studies
  • 2012 Social Sciences Book Award, Association of Asian American Studies

Selected Articles and Book Chapters:

  • 2016. Toward an Anthropology of Landmines: Rogue Infrastructures and Military Waste in the Korean Demilitarized Zone.” Cultural Anthropology 31(2): 162-187.
  • 2016. “Transnational Adoption and Im(Possible) Lives.” In Living and Dying in the Contemporary World: A Compendium. Clara Han and Veena Das, eds. University of California Press.
  • 2015. “Beyond Motherlands and Mother Love: Locating Korean Adoptees in Global Korea.” In Multiethnic Korea? Multiculturalism, Migration, and Peoplehood Diversity in Contemporary South Korea. John Lie, ed. University of California Press.
  • 2013. “Producing Missing Persons: Korean Adoptee Artists Imagining (Im)Possible Lives.” In War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art. Wei-Ming Dariotis and Laura Kina, eds. University of Washington Press.
  • 2012. “Human Capital: Transnational Korean Adoptees and the Neoliberal Logic of Return.” Journal of Korean Studies 17(2): 299-327.
  • 2007. “Our Adoptee, Our Alien: Transnational Adoptees as Specters of Foreignness and Family in South Korea.” Anthropological Quarterly 80(2).

Other Publications:

  • 2014. “The Flight of Cranes: Militarized Nature at the North Korea-South Korea Border.” In 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.
  • 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.
  • 2012. “Returning Cranes to North Korea.”  In “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.