Field: Korean Literature
Advisor: Theodore Hughes
Iris is a Ph.D. student of modern Korean literature and cultural studies. Her research interests include constructions of family and gender, visual culture, and translation. In her M.A. thesis, she examined how the changing representations of the orphan in the cultural field intertwined with constructions of motherhood and gendered identities in postwar South Korea. Iris received her B.A. in International Comparative Studies from Duke University and completed her M.A. in EALAC before joining the Ph.D. program.