University of California, Riverside

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Crystal Baik


Crystal Baik

Assistant Professor

Gender & Sexuality Studies
INTN 4034
(951) 827-6435
crystal.baik@ucr.edu

Research Areas

  • Korean/American cultural history, militarization, and colonization, as well as visual culture (including digital practices), memory studies, and women-of-color critique.

Degrees

Ph.D., University of Souther California, 2014
M.S., Columbia University
B.A., Williams College

Biography

My fields of expertise are Korean/American cultural history, militarization, and colonization, as well as visual culture (including digital practices), memory studies, and women-of-color critique. I received my B.A. in History from Williams College, a Masters in Oral History from Columbia University, and my Ph.D. in American Studies & Ethnicity ( concentration in Gender & Sexuality Studies)  from the University of Southern California (USC), where I was an active member of the Center for Transpacific Studies and the Indigeneity and Decolonial Research Cluster. My current book project focuses on the enmeshment of Japanese and U.S. imperialisms in the making of a racialized and gendered Korean diaspora. Specifically I am interested in how contemporary feminist and queer subjects, through visual platforms such as filmmaking, performances, and social media, remember, imagine and labor toward a decolonized Korea and Pacific. In my emergent research, I grapple with the settler colonial project of "paperwork," "documentation" and "being documented" in North America, particularly as it relates to im/migrant bodies deemed as illegal, alien, and queer.

 
 

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies
2033 CHASS INTN

Tel: (951) 827-4843
Fax: (951) 827-6386
E-mail: juliann.allison@ucr.edu
 
 

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