PhD, University of Chicago, 2008
Fields of Interest
Twentieth-century United States; U.S. immigration and race; Asian-American history; family and kinship; Cold War social policy; gender
Professor Oh’s current project examines the origins of the practice of Korean and international adoption. Her research and teaching interests include immigration and race in U.S. history, transnational Asian-American history, and Cold War social and political history.
“From War Waif to Ideal Immigrant: The Cold War Transformation of the Korean Orphan” Journal of American Ethnic History, Vol. 31, No. 4 (Summer 2012): 34-55.
“A New Kind of Missionary Work: Christians, Christian Americanists, and the Adoption of Korean GI Babies, 1955-1961." Women’s Studies Quarterly, Vol. 33, Nos. 3 & 4, Fall/Winter 2005.