• Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.A. Yonsei University
  • B.A. Carleton University


I am a socio-cultural anthropologist whose research interests include gender and sexuality, neoliberalism, and the Internet in South Korea/East Asia. In particular, my research focuses on the lives of the so-called "first generation" of gay men in South Korea, who are using the Internet to resist the country's heteronormative system, based in a system of what I term, "family governmentality" and "Confucian biopolitics."

My teaching includes courses such as, "Love, Sex, and Globalization," "Queer Ethnographies," "Global Popular Cultures," "Global Masculinities," and "Queer New Media."