I’m honored to be presenting the keynote address at the Fourth International Symposium on Korean Adoption Studies on August 3, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea, as part of the International Korean Adoptee Associations’ 2016 Korean Adoptee Gathering.
The day-long symposium will bring together scholars from around the world who are conducting research in the field of Korean adoption studies. These scholars work at the intersections of Asian and Korean studies, postcolonial and cultural studies, and social and behavioral sciences. Their research is also engaged with issues of race and ethnicity, migration and diaspora, gender and family, and globalization and transnationalism.
I was the lead organizer of the first three International Symposia on Korean Adoption Studies in 2007, 2010 and 2013. This year’s organizing committee has put together a great program that truly represents the diversity and innovation in research about Korean and other transnational adoption today.
I’m looking forward to seeing friends and colleagues from around the world and meeting new people in Seoul.