B.A., Global Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (2012)
Race and Ethnicity , Political Sociology , Sociology of Knowledge , Mental and Behavioral Health , Comparative Sociology , Community-Based Participatory Research , Qualitative Methods , Ethnic-nationalism , Korean Studies
Ryeora is from Seoul, South Korea, and she gained her B.A in Global Studies from University of Minnesota. She is mainly interested in global racial formations. Her current research focuses on exploring the contradiction between the rhetoric of multiculturalism by the Korean government and corporates and the public attitudes towards racial and ethnic minorities in South Korea. She aims to explain that racialization and ethnic differentiation is a social construction depending on cultural context. For community based participatory research, Ryeora is also interested in acculturation of East Asian international students at UNM and how the cultural dynamics from East Asian societies and perceived discrimination affect not only students’ mental and physical health but also their identities.