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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.
MSc Migration Studies (Anthropology and International Development)
University of Oxford
MA Cultural Studies
Goldsmiths University of London
BA History Education
- The Children of Korea: The State and Welfare
- Migration and Korea
- Researching Trans/national Korea: The State and individuals
- Koo, Youngeun. ‘We Deserve to Be Here’: The Development of Adoption Critiques by Transnational Korean Adoptees in Denmark. Anthropology Matters. (2019, forthcoming).