Laura Reizman


Korea, Vietnam, the transpacific
I am interested in the issues of race and racism in South Korea post 1945. As such, my research looks into the human consequences of U.S. and Korean militarisms, respectively, during the Cold War era. Applying interdisciplinary methodologies, I analyze films, photographs, and literature to rethink how race has been determined within an ethnic national framework as well as how current Korean multicultural policies have impacted mainstream perspectives on marginalized communities such as those labeled as “damunhwa families.” My work is informed by critical race theory, postcolonial theory, and feminist and queer theory.