Hyaesin Yoon

Assistant Professor

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Hyaesin's areas of interest include transnational biopolitics, postcolonial criticisms, critical animal studies/posthumanisms, feminist science and technology studies, medical humanities, as well as performance and literary theories. Her present focus is on how technological assemblages of humans and other animals mediate the power relations of sex/gender, race, disability, and species in a transnational context.

She is currently working on her book project Prosthetic Memories, examining the ethics of embodied memory in an age of transnational mobility and biotechnology by examining the diasporic tongue (as both language and organ), animal cloning, and human stem cell research across the United States and South Korea.

Her next research project examines the relationship between the people with dementia (especially Alzheimer’s disease) and the nonhuman technologies, such as AI, therapy robots, virtual reality devices, and smart cities.


PhD, Rhetoric, UC Berkeley, 2014
MA, Gender Studies, Seoul National University, 2006
BA, Communication, Seoul National University, 2000

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