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Making Peace With Nature: CKS Fall Colloquium with Eleana Kim (11/14)

October 13, 2022

Professor Eleana Kim will join CKS on Monday, November 14 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm PT in Thomson Hall room 317 to discuss her recently published ethnography, Making Peace with Nature: Ecological Encounters along the Korean DMZ. Her book addresses the ecologies of the South Korean borderlands in areas adjacent to the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Based on fieldwork with ecologists, environmentalists, and residents who live along the border, this book reframes the Korean DMZ and the national division around more-than-human peace. It also argues that militarized ecologies deserve greater attention in the context of the climate crisis and the convergence of militarization and privatization at a planetary scale.

Eleana Kim is a sociocultural anthropologist and professor of anthropology and Asian American Studies at University of California, Irvine. She is the author of Making Peace with Nature: Ecological Encounters along the Korean DMZ (2022) and Adopted Territory: Transnational Korean Adoptees and the Politics of Belonging (2010), both published by Duke University Press. She currently serves as the president of the Society for Cultural Anthropology.

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