East Asia-Korea, 2015

Research Interests

Twentieth-century Korea; Christianity in divided Korea; performing citizenship; Korean War; US imperialism and Cold War; transpacific pedagogy on liberal democracy; blood and jus sanguinis in post-1945 East Asia


Anointed Citizenship: Christian Intercession, Performance and Pedagogy in the Korean War


"Christianity, Citizenship, and American Empire in the Korean War." American Religion, Inside Out Forum, edited by Jolyon Baraka Thomas. American Religion Journal Supplements, February 17, 2021. 

"A Reverend on Trial: Debating the Proper Place of Christianity in the North Korean Revolution." Journal of Korean Studies 25, no. 2 (October 2020): 379–405.


—Writes for Not From Here—A Digital Publication of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society on North Korean defectors and the "mirage" of freedom, June 10, 2021.
—Recipient of 2021 Wayne C. Booth Graduate Student Prize for Excellence in Teaching
—Recipient of 2020–21 Pozen Center Graduate Lectureship
—Writes for #AsiaNow (Association for Asian Studies) on finding the Taejon Massacre in Independence, Missouri, Mar. 24, 2020
—Awarded 2018 Truman Library Institute Research Grant
—Awarded 2018 Korea Foundation Graduate Studies Fellowship