Welcome, and thanks so much for stopping by! Please feel free to look around and get in touch — I’d love to hear from you.

About me:  I’m a lifelong student who’s long given up staying focused on any one thing, as long as it means learning something new every day (and getting to trek around every once in a while).  I grew up in California and studied and worked in Korea, South Africa, and England before receiving a Ph.D. in English, medieval, and classical studies from Northwestern University, where my research on confession and literary authority won an award for best dissertation of the year. These days, I am a faculty member in English and Humanities and coordinator of the Women’s Center at the College of Lake County, where I was named Outstanding Faculty of the Year.

I’m an active advocate for community organizations in the Chicago area that support the needs and rights of women, youth, low-income immigrants, and the elderly — I currently serve on the Board of Directors at Hanul Family Alliance, an organization that provides services to immigrant elderly and their families, and at KAN-WIN, an organization that supports survivors of domestic and sexual violence. I’m also a member of the Korean Women’s International Network.  You can find a short CV here.

Elsewhere on the web: I’m a former contributor to Hyphen magazine — you can find a list of my past articles here.  I also have an old blog of photos and essays on arts, culture, and travel, as well as a more frequently updated photo album on Tumblr.

Contact:  You can find me on Twitter (albeit rarely) or Linkedin, or feel free to get in touch using this form below:

Thanks so much again for visiting!