Welcome, and thank you for stopping by!
About: I grew up in California and lived and worked in Korea, South Africa, and England. I received my Ph.D. in English, medieval, and classical studies from Northwestern University, where my research on the relationship between authorial subjectivity and religious and legal forms of confession won an award for best dissertation of the year.
These days, I’m an English and Humanities professor and coordinator of the Women’s Center at the College of Lake County. I’m also an Illinois-certified domestic violence advocate and work with immigrant rights organizations in the Chicago area. I serve on the Board of Directors for Hanul Family Alliance, an organization that provides services to limited English-speaking elderly, and am a member of the Korean Women’s International Network. You can find a brief CV here.
I also used to write a bit more than I do lately. I am a former contributor to Hyphen magazine — you can find a list of my past articles here. I also have an old blog of essays that I occasionally update with trip photos, as well as a photo album on Tumblr. And whenever I can, I enjoy gardening, taking pictures, hiking around beautiful places, and most of all, spending time with my awesome family, friends, and critters.