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.
To Save the Children of Korea: The Cold War Origins of International Adoption (Stanford University Press, forthcoming).
"The Historical Roots of the Evangelical Adoption Boom" October 11, 2013 http://histsociety.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-historical-roots-of-evangelical_11.html
“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.