Kim Park Nelson will be reading from Invisible Asians at San Francisco State University on June 4, 1-4 pm. For more information and to RSVP, go to the AKSF invite.
Kim Park Nelson was interviewed about Invisible Asians on MPR News with Tom Weber Tuesday, April 12, at 11 am central time. Listen to the streaming broadcast here.
Come celebrate the publication of Invisible Asians, Kim Park Nelson’s academic monograph about Korean American adoptee identity and history.
Saturday, March 12, 2016, 7 p.m.
Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN
The program will include readings from the book as well as additional readings of Korean adoptee oral histories by Korean adoptee actors Katie Bradley, Sarah Ochs and Kurt Blomberg.
Light refreshments will be served. Books will be available and proceeds will benefit AK Connection.
Here’s where I’m heading in 2016:
- Association for Asian American Studies conference, Miami, April 28-30.
- Fourth International Symposium on Korean Adoption Studies, Seoul, August 3.
- American Studies Association annual meeting, Denver, November 17-20.
As a long-time resident of Minneapolis and a member of the ASAC Executive Committee, I’m excited to welcome this event to my home town. I’m particularly looking forward to the creative work that will be featured at this year’s conference.
Deann Borshay Liem will introduce her new film, Geographies of Kinship, which follows Korean adoptees from the U.S. and Europe on their journeys to reconnect with their birth country and piece together their past. Deann’s autobiographical films First Person Plural and In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee are touchstones of Korean adoptee cultural production.
And Mu Performing Arts, Minnesota’s only pan-Asian performing arts organization and one of the largest Asian American performing arts companies in the United States, will present staged readings tracing twenty years of adoption theater in the Twin Cities.
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.