I am a first year Ph.D. in Social Anthropology at York University. My Master’s research was completed at McMaster University focusing on discourses of racial identities within Toronto’s stand-up comedy scene. Consequently, my research interests lie in performance and identity, visual culture and sense perception. My current research explores the different ways masculine and feminine gender identities are embodied in everyday life and the political and social impacts this has in contemporary society. I focus on Southeast Asia as my region of analysis, focusing specifically on how South Korea has been shaped through local understandings and larger discourses of transnationalism.
Keywords: Gender identities; transnationalism; South Korea