Welcome

cropped-kcs-photo-colorGreetings! I am a transnational U.S. historian of migration, childhood, adoption, critical race, and Asian American studies. My research explores children who are placed out, whether for economic or humanitarian rationales, as child migrants operating within transnational social, cultural, and political systems. My teaching pedagogy empowers students to critically interpret and see themselves in local, regional, national, transnational, and global histories.

My past and current professional affiliations are with the Adoption Museum Project (AMP), Immigration History Research Center (IHRC), Social Science History Association (SSHA), Subjects, Objects, Agents: Young People’s Lives and Livelihoods in the Global South (YaSOA), and U.S. History Scene (USHS)