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Hello! I am the Director of the Kutsche Office of Local History and an Associate Professor in the Integrative, Religious, and Intercultural Studies Department at Grand Valley State University. My interdisciplinary research focuses on transnational adoption for South Korea to the United States and representations of Asian Americans in popular culture. I am the author of Disrupting Kinship: Transnational Politics of Korean Adoption in the United States (University of Illinois Press, 2019). I am also the Assistant Director of KAAN (the Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network).