Professor Park Nelson will deliver a lecture, co-authored with Professor Eleana Kim on a panel with Professor Laura Briggs sponsored by Yale Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. For more information, check the event page.
Professor Park Nelson will be presenting new work, “The Normalcy of Search: Disabling Societies and Adoptee Identities” in a lecture and dialogue presented by Also-Known-As, the New York Korean adoptee org. For more information, check out their event page. page. Hope to see you there!
Kim Park Nelson will attend the Conference on the History and Practices of International Adoptions and present “Adoptees as White Koreans: Identity, Racial Visibility, and the Politics of Passing among Korean American Adoptees” taken from her chapter of the same name in Invisible Asians. For more about the conference, check the conference website.
Kim Park Nelson has been honored as a Lake Agassiz Regional Library resident and will be reading from Invisible Asians at the Crookston Public Library on November 1 and at the Detroit Lakes and Moorhead Public Libraries on November 2. For more information, check the Lake Agassiz Regional Library site.
Kim Park Nelson will attend the Association of Asian American Studies annual conference at the Marriott Downtown Waterfront April 13-17. She will be appearing on two panels on Thursday April 13, “The Great Third Coast: How Teaching in the South and Midwest Challenges Asian American Studies,” a roundtable panel that will take place at 8-9:30 am in Salon I, and “Caring for Asian Adoptees: Destabilizing Adoption as the Best Option,” a paper panel that will take place at 1:00-2:30 pm in Salon H. In addition, she will attend the Critical Adoption Studies Section Meeting in the Douglas Fir room on Friday April 14 between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm. Here’s the full conference schedule.
Kim Park Nelson has been invited to present “Uri Nara:Our Country: Korean American Adoptee Return to South Korea,” a chapter from Invisible Asians, at the Korean Ethnic Return Migration and Diasporic Engagement Policy in Comparative Perspective conference in Manila on December 16. The conference, organized by the Korean Studies Centre (New Zealand Asia Institute, University of Auckland) and the Korean Studies Program (School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University) is a forum for Korean return migration scholars to meet and present their work to one another. All the presenters’ work will be published in a scholarly anthology on Korean return migration.
Kim Park Nelson has been invited by the adoptee group Asian Adult Adoptees of Washington (AAAW), to discuss Invisible Asians on November 15, 2016 at 7 pm at the Seattle University School of Law. It’s an honor to be cosponsored by AAAW, the Asian Bar Association of Washington the Asian Pacific Islanders Law Students Association at Seattle University, and the Asian Pacific Law Student Association at UW. For more information about this event, click here .
Kim Park Nelson will be making three public appearances at UC Irvine on Monday, November 7 as part of the Homescapes/Warscapes series. Click here for full information. Hope to see you there!
Kim Park Nelson will deliver the keynote address at the Fourth International Symposium on Korean Adoption Studies on Wednesday, August 3 in Seoul, South Korea. Her address will include excerpts from Invisible Asians and will focus on what has happened in the last ten years of Korean Adoption Studies. Click here for more information.