Kelly Condit-Shrestha, Ph.D. is a transnational U.S. historian of migration, childhood, adoption, critical race, and Asian American studies. Since receiving her Ph.D. from the Department of History at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, (2017), she has served as Consultant at the Adoption Museum Project, Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Immigration History Research Center, and Public History Fellow at U.S. History Scene. She is currently working on a book manuscript, tentatively titled Adoption and American Empire: Migration, Race-Making, and the Child, 1845-1988. She has taught courses in U.S. and world history, grounded in the themes of (im)migration, race and ethnicity, Asian American studies, British and European empire, and East Asian history at the University of Minnesota, Stony Brook University, and Tufts University.
Through her work and experiences as an adopted Korean American, Condit-Shrestha is deeply invested in social justice inquiry, in her research, teaching, service, professional development and community engagement, including mentorship and public-facing history.