Steering Committee

Eleana Kim

Kim, Eleana

PhD,  Cultural Anthropology, New York University, 2007
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Editor, Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures
436 Lattimore Hall
Box 270161
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627

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Research Interests
  • transnational adoption
  • kinship and reproduction
  • nationalism
  • transnationalism
  • personhood
  • migration
  • diaspora
  • race/ethnicity
  • citizenship
  • social movements
  • media
  • ethnographic film
  • borders/borderlands
  • political ecology
  • environmental anthropology
  • the Korean peninsula
  • Koreans in the world
  • Asians in the Americas
Current Projects
  • Making Peace with Nature: The Greening of the Korean Demilitarized Zone, book manuscript in progress.
Selected Publications
Books
  • Adopted Territory: Transnational Korean Adoptees and the Politics of Belonging, Duke University Press, 2010.
Refereed Journal Articles
Book Chapters and Working Papers
  •  “Producing Missing Persons: Korean Adoptee Artists Imagining (Im)Possible Lives.” In War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art. Wei-Ming Dariotis and Laura Kina, eds. University of Washington Press (forthcoming, Spring 2013).
  • “The Origins of Korean Adoption: Cold War Geopolitics and Intimate Diplomacy.” Working Paper Series (WP 09-09). U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS, Johns Hopkins, 2009. www.uskoreainstitute.org
Graduate Courses Taught
  • ANT 425  The Social Uses of Media
  • ANT 507  Posthumanism
Undergraduate Courses Taught
  • ANT 101  Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • ANT 104  Animals in Anthropology
  • ANT 205  Theories and Debates in Anthropology
  • ANT 223  Landscape, Nature, Environment
  • ANT 225  Social Uses of Media
  • ANT 229  War and Migration
  • ANT 301  Advanced Topic Seminar: "Nature"
  • ANT 307  Posthumanism
Selected Awards/Grants
  • ACLS/SSRC/NEH International Area Studies Fellowship 2011-2012
  • Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, UCLA Center for Korean Studies 2006-2007
  • Social Science Research Council, International Dissertation Research Fellowship 2003-2004
  • Fulbright Institute of International Education (IIE) Fellowship 2003-2004
  • James B. Palais Book Prize in Korean Studies, Association of Asian Studies, 2012
  • Social Sciences Book Award, Association of Asian American Studies, 2012
  • Wilmot Assistant Professor of Social Sciences, University of Rochester, 2011-2012
  • G. Graydon Curtis and Jane W. Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2011
Affiliations
  • American Anthropological Association
  • American Ethnological Society
  • Society for Cultural Anthropology
  • Society of East Asian Anthropology, AAA Review Committee Member, 2009
  • Society of Visual Anthropology
  • Society of North American Anthropology, Secretary, 2009-10, 2011-12
  • Association for Asian Studies
  • Association of Asian American Studies