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Books

  • The Language of Blood. Cloth edition published by Borealis Books, USA, 2003. Paperback edition published by Graywolf Press, USA, 2005.
    • 피의 언어 published by Y-Gelli Books, Korea, 2005. Second Korean edition published by Domabaem, Korea, 2012.
  • Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption. Co-edited with Julia Chinyere Oparah and Sun Yung Shin. Published by South End Press, USA, 2006.
    • 인종간 입양의 사회학 published by KoRoot, Korea, 2012.
  • Fugitive Visions. Published by Graywolf Press, USA, 2009.
    • 덧 없는 환영들 published by Changbi, Korea, 2013.

Anthologies

  • The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Seventh Edition, Volume E. Contemporary Period: 1945 to the Present. Excerpt from The Language of Blood. Wadsworth Cengage Learning, USA, 2014.

Awards

  • Kate Waller Barrett Award from the Center for Children, Law and Ethics at Cumberland School of Law, Samford University. For service to humanity in protection of the relationship rights of parents and their children. 2013
  • Recommended by the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea, 2013. (Outsiders Within)
  • Ko Jung-hee Sister Award. Given to people following in the spirit of feminist poet and activist Ko Jung-hee. Given to TRACK, 2011.
  • Asian American Writer’s Workshop Long List in Non-Fiction for Fugitive Visions, Fall 2010.

Short publications

Book Club Selection or Classroom Adoption

The Language of Blood has been adopted for group discussions and high school and university classes such as: Ethnic Studies, American Studies, Asian American Literature, Asian American Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Contemporary American Literature, Women’s Literature, Creative Writing, and Introduction to Literature.

  • Purchased by the Korean Army as one of 400 books selected for soldiers (Korean translation). August 2006.
  • Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities “Many Voices” Selection, February 2005.
    • University of St. Thomas
    • Macalester College
    • Augsburg College
    • Hamline University
    • College of St. Catherine
  • Children’s Home Society of Minnesota, 2004.
  • Hampshire College, Amherst , Massachusetts, 2004 .
  • Minnehaha Academy, Minneapolis, 2004.
  • Minnesota Library Association “One Conference, One Book” Selection, July 2004.
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers Book Club Selection, July 2004
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 2004.
  • Rasmussen College, Minnesota, 2005
  • St. John’s University/College of St. Benedict, Minnesota, 2004.
  • St. Olaf College, Minnesota, 2004.
  • St. Paul Public Library, March 2004.
  • Soongshil Women’s University, Seoul, 2005.
  • The State Reader’s Circle Selection, South Carolina, October 2004.
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campuses, 2004.
  • University of California Berkeley, Spring 2005.
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato, Spring 2005.
  • Pasadena City College, California, Spring 2005.
  • Metro State University, Minnesota, Fall 2004.
  • Raking Through Books selection, Minneapolis, Summer 2005.
  • UC Santa Cruz Creative Writing, Fall 2005.
  • Ithaca College, Fall 2005.
  • The University of Iowa, Fall 2005.
  • Mills College, Oakland, Fall 2006.
  • Stanford University, Fall 2007.

TV and Radio Appearances

  • The Stream on Al Jazeera, Jan. 27, 2015.
  • Discovery Channel program Obsession: Dark Desires. Season 1, Episode 8: Silent Scream. March 4, 2014.
  • TBS, Seoul, Feb. 27, 2009.
  • 일요일 밤으로 Dec. 6, 2009
  • 시사 매거진 2580 Feb 21, 2010
  • 것이 알고 싶다 719호 2009-06-13
  • TBS eFM, Seoul, Feb. 27, 2009
  • Minnesota Public Radio, USA, October 2005.
  • Weekend America, USA, October 2005.
  • American Radio Works, October, 2005.
  • CBS Radio, Seoul, July 22, 2005.
  • KBS Radio 1, Seoul, July 31, 2005 and August 5, 2005.
  • CN8 Comcast Network, “Real Life with Mary Amoroso” New Jersey, 2003.
  • CUNY -TV “Women to Women,” New York, 2003.
  • FOX News 6, Milwaukee, 2003.
  • KARE 11, Minneapolis, 2003.
  • KFAI “Write on Radio,” Minneapolis, 2003.
  • KFAI, Minneapolis, 2003.
  • KOPB -Radio “Golden Hours Feature,” Oregon, 2003.
  • KVON “Morning Edition,” Napa, California, 2003.
  • Voice of America “Coast to Coast with Rose Styron,” Washington, D.C., 2003
  • WBAI, “Cat Radio Café,” New York, 2003.
  • WBUR -FM “Here and Now,” Boston, 2003.
  • WGBB-TV and WBGG-Radio, New York, 2003.
  • WMFG-AM, Hibbing, 2003.
  • WNYE-FM “Everything Goes,” New York, 2003.

U.S. Print Media Features and Interviews

Korean print media

Book Reviews of The Language of Blood (cloth edition)

  • Adoptive Families Magazine, 2004.
  • Asian Week, November 7, 2003.
  • Audrey Magazine, December 2003/January 2004.
  • Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers, Fall 2003.
  • Booklist, September 15, 2003.
  • City Pages, April 28, 2004.
  • FCC Southern California newsletter Spring 2004.
  • KoreAm Journal, February 2004.
  • Korean Quarterly, Fall 2003.
  • Lansing Noise, November 3, 2004.
  • Los Angeles Times, November 26, 2003
  • Midwest Living Magazine, June 2004.
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune, September 7, 2003.
  • Minnesota Monthly, October 2003.
  • Pacific Reader, Volume 15 No. 2, 2004.
  • Publishers Weekly, October 27, 2003.
  • The Corresponder, Fall 2004.
  • Virginia Quarterly Review, Spring 2004.

Book Reviews of Fugitive Visions

Teaching Experience

Judge for literary awards

  • Blacklock Nature Sanctuary awards, 2004.
  • Hamline University MFA thesis awards, 2004.
  • Loft Mentorship Awards, preliminary round, 2003.

Speaking engagements

  • Harvard
  • Australia Conference
  • Cumberland School of Law
  • A Room of One’s Own, Madison October 22, 2003.
  • AK Connection mini-gathering , Minneapolis, Fall 2003.
  • Also Known As, New York, Fall 2003.
  • Amazon Bookstore, Minneapolis October 9, 2003.
  • Augsburg College, various events throughout 2003-2005.
  • Banfille-Locke Center for the Arts, Fridley, January 9, 2004.
  • Barnes and Noble Blaine October 26, 2003.
  • Barnes and Noble Eden Prairie October 21, 2003.
  • Barnes and Noble in Duluth October 19, 2003.
  • Blacklock Nature Sanctuary, May 2004 .
  • Bound to Be Read Books, Saint Paul, October 14, 2003.
  • Brandeis University, Massachusetts, March 2004.
  • Dakota County Public Library, April 6, 2005.
  • Ewha Women’s University, Seoul . October 19, 2005.
  • Global Overseas Adoptees’ Link (GOAL), Seoul, numerous times 2005-present.
  • Hennepin County Library, March 15, 2005.
  • Hamline University MFA program, 2004, 2005.
  • IKAA Gathering, Seoul, August 2007.
  • KGB Bar, New York, November 11, 2003.
  • Housing Works Used Book Cafe, New York, November 10, 2003
  • Harry Schwartz Bookshop, Milwaukee, October 6, 2003.
  • Korean Adoptees Adoptive Family Network, San Francisco, July 2004.
  • Korean Women’s Development Institute, Seoul, April 30, 2009.
  • KoRoot, Seoul, Korea, October 16, 2004; July 7, 2005.
  • Kyung Hee University, Seoul, March 11, 2009.
  • Vook’s, Seoul, Insadong, July 19, 2005.
  • Mankato State University, April 28, 2005.
  • Soongshil Women’s University, Seoul, November 9, 2005.
  • Southwest Minnesota State University, April 20, 2005.
  • Winona State University, 2005.
  • St. Olaf College, Northfield, March 2004.
  • St. Paul Public Library, December 4, 2004.
  • University of Wisconsin, River Falls, 2004.
  • University of Minnesota campuses, throughout 2004 and 2005.
  • Wisconsin Book Festival, Madison, 2003.
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, various times 2003-2005.
  • University of Saint Thomas, Saint Paul, various times 2003-2005.
  • University of Wisconsin, River Falls October 10, 2003.
  • Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, October 2002.
  • The Loft Literary Center, various readings 2001-2005.
  • The 12th International Women’s Film Festival in Seoul, April 12, 2010.

    Kyung Hee University, Seoul, March 31, 2010.

  • Kennesaw State University, Georgia, Feb, 18, 2010.
  • Moorhead State University, Feb. 15-16, 2010.
  • St. Olaf College, Minnesota, Feb. 12, 2010.
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Feb. 11, 2010.
  • East Side Arts Alliance, Oakland, CA, Feb. 9, 2010.
  • Stanford University, California, Feb. 8, 2010.
  • Yeoi Yeon, Seoul, Jan. 28, 2010.
  • Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Nov. 18, 2009.
  • Seoul National University, Nov. 17, 2009.
  • National Assembly, Seoul, Nov. 10, 2009.
  • Korean Women’s Development Institute, Seoul, April 30, 2009.
  • AKF, Stockholm, Sweden, March 29, 2009.
  • Kyung Hee University, Seoul, March 11, 2009.
  • Panelist, IKAA Conference, Seoul, July 2007.
  • Panelist, 2007 Conference of Korean Association for Feminist Studies in English Literature, Korea University, Anam-dong, Seoul, Korea, June 9. “Toward an Imaginative Feminism.”
  • Panelist, Korean National Assembly forum on overseas adoption. November 23, 2005.
  • Featured author in “Author! Author!” online program, Hennepin County Library, March 2005.
  • Panelist, “Diasporic Cartographies,” Women’s Worlds 2005: 9th International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women, Seoul, Korea . June 19-24, 2005.
  • Panelist, “Racism” KAAN Conference, San Francisco, July 2004
  • Panelist, “Adoption Tales and Topics” EQS conference for University of Minnesota Libraries, April 27, 2004.
  • Panelist, Cultural Sensitivity Workshop, Korean Institute of Minnesota, November 2001.

Education

  • MPA, Seoul National University, 2014. Full tuition NIIED fellowship.
  • Graduated from Level 6 of the Korean language and culture program of Seoul National University. Full tuition NIIED fellowship.
  • Piano Performance, The Chautauqua Institute, New York, 1996. Full tuition scholarship.
  • BA, English Literature; BM, Piano Performance, (double major). Augsburg College, 1995. Graduated magna cum laude; Alpha Chi Honor Society. Full tuition scholarship.

Volunteer

Other work experience

  • Yonhap News, English wire news and print magazine editor, 2007- 2010.
  • Private English teacher and editor, 2010-present. Projects have included work for the Jeju National Museum and the Commission for Democratization Movement Activists’ Honor Restoration.
  • Private piano teacher and freelance musician, 1995-2004.
  • The Schubert Club’s Musicapolis Music School director, 1996-2001.
  • Minnesota Relay Service for the deaf, about 1993-1995.

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