Hosu Kim is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, and affiliated faculty of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the College of Staten Island and Critical Social Psychology program at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her first book, Birth Mothers and Transnational Adoption Practice in South Korea: Virtual Mothering, published by Palgrave-Macmillan in 2016. It examines South Korea’s transnational adoption practice with a focus on the material, affective, and discursive processes of becoming birth mothers. She is currently exploring material processes and cultural practices of social repair at the sites of state and imperial violence in South Korea and Staten Island. Her research interests include transpacific critique of Asian/Asian America, disability studies and critical university studies. Her work appears in Cultural Studies, Critical Methodologies, Qualitative Inquiry, Adoption & Culture, Body and Society among many others.