Yoonjung KANG

I am an ABD status graduate student in the Department of Anthropology. My dissertation project examines South Korea’s maternal postpartum care industry. A fascinating hybrid of traditional Korean and modern Western health and beauty care regimes, this industry is now in full swing, largely catering to urban middle-class mothers. Addressing how the industry both contributes and responds to the gender, class, and the body politics of South Korean middle-class women, my project tries to expand knowledge on changing family, gender, and class relations in contemporary South Korea. My scholarly interests lie in feminist anthropology, medical anthropology, anthropology of birth and reproduction, and Korean studies.