Research

My background is in continental philosophy (particularly phenomenology) and social theory. My research pursues questions relating to embodiment, relationality, and marginalization: what does it mean to feel 'in between' worlds? How might we develop theories to help us better understand processes of exclusion, and the impacts these have on one's sense of self?

Korean transnational and transracial adoption, migration, and diaspora

People walking up and down Cheonggyecheon stream in downtown Seoul.

I'm interested in understanding Korean adoptees' subjectivities and worlds, given the impacts of transnational adoption histories, racism, and lack of knowledge regarding origins. I am a previous recipient of the Korea Foundation Field Research Fellowship, and recently completed an Academy of Korean Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Melbourne. 

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I recently spoke about my research on Korean adoptee 'returnees' on ABC Radio National's The Philosopher's Zone, and on the legacy of Korea's adoption program with Eleana Kim on the Ear to Asia podcast.

The philosophy of Merleau-Ponty, and concepts of nature and animal life

Close-up of fungi growing along the Iluka rainforest walk.

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