Her scholarship addresses the participation of women in social movements as workers and in relation to the state; the processes of transnational migration in the context of globalization and the experiences of families in that process, especially with regard to education; and feminist theories of social change.

Research Interests

  • gender and society in contemporary Korea


Language Studies, Asian Studies, Gender Studies, Chinese, Japanese, Anthropology
PhD, City University of New York, Anthropology, 1990
MA, Hunter College, The City University of New York, Anthropology, 1986
BA, Yonsei University, Sociology, 1977