Korean Studies

Youngeun Koo, MSc(Oxon), M.A.

PhD Candidate/Research Associate


University of Tübingen
Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies
Department of Korean Studies

 Ob dem Himmelreich 7, Room 121

 +49 (0)7071 2972 758

 youngeun.koospam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

Office Hours

Wednesdays 14-16 or by appointment






Youngeun Koo is a PhD candidate in Korean Studies at Tübingen University. Her doctoral project investigates the development of intercountry adoption from South Korea during the period between 1953 and 1979, drawing on archival and oral data collected from South Korea, Sweden, Denmark and the USA. She holds an MSc in Migration Studies from the University of Oxford and a BA in History Education from Korea University. Her research interests include intercountry adoption, needy children and family; welfare and the state; mobility, migration and transnationalism; questions of belonging and identity. At Tübingen, she also convenes BA courses on Korean migration and adoption.

Academic Profile

MSc Migration Studies (Anthropology and International Development)

University of Oxford

MA Cultural Studies

Goldsmiths University of London

BA History Education

Korea University

Curriculum Vitae


Courses Taught

  • The Children of Korea: The State and Welfare
  • Migration and Korea
  • Researching Trans/national Korea: The State and individuals


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