Ph.D., City University of New York 1990
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Urban anthropology, political economy, work, capitalism, class, gender, race/ethnicity, social justice, critical and multicultural theories, cultural transformation, migration, transnationalism/globalization; US and Korean/Asian Americans, Asians in the Americas, Asian diaspora, Korea.
1995 The Re-Invention of Affirmative Action: Korean Immigrants' Changing Conceptions of African and Latin Americans. Urban Anthropology 24 (1-2):59-92.
1996 Use and Abuse of Race and Culture: Black/Korean Tension in America. American Anthropologist 98(3):492-499.
1997 The Korean American Dream: Immigrants and Small Business in New York City. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
1999 ‘I Really Do Feel I’m 1.5!’: the Construction of Self and Community by Young Korean American. Amerasia Journal 25(1): 139-164
1999 'I’m Floating in the Air': Creation of a Korean Transnational Space among Korean-Latino-American Re-Migrants.” Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique 7(3): 667-695.
2000 Sudden and Subtle Challenge: Disparity in Conception of Marriage and
Gender in the Korean American Community. In Cultural Compass:
Ethnographic Explorations of Asian America, 159-74. Martin Manalansan, editor. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
2000 The Unspeakable Experiences of Korean Women Under Japanese Rule.
Whittier Law Review 21(3): 567-619.
2002 “10,000 Senora Lees”: The Changing Gender Ideology in the Korean
Diaspora as Reflected in the Clothing Industry. Amerasia Journal 28
2004 Challenging the Liquor Industry In Los Angeles. International
Journal of Sociology And Public Publicy 24 (7/8): 103-136.
2005 The Cultivation Of Korean Immigrants on American Soil: The Discourse on
Cultural Construction. In Multiculturalism in The United States, 281-297. Lorman A. Ratner and John D. Buenker, editors. Greenwood Press.
2005 Koreans in the United States. In Encyclopedia Of Diaspora,
993-1003. Melvin Ember, Carol R. Ember, and Ian Skoggard, editors.
New York: Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) at Yale University.
1998 Outstanding Book Award in History and Social Science, Association for Asian American Studies
1990 Service Award, Korean American Association of Flushing, New York
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