Department of Ethnic Studies - College of Letters and Science - University of California, Berkeley

People / Graduate Students

Student

Kristen Sun


Asian American Cultural Studies, Memory, Korean War, Korean Cinema, Museums and Memorials


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Bio & Research Interests

Kristen Sun is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. She received a MA degree in Comparative Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley and a BA in American Studies with minors in Asian American Studies and Film and Media Studies from Northwestern University. Her dissertation focuses on contemporary memorializations of the Korean War in South Korean and U.S. cinema, museums, and memorials. Her research and teaching interests encompass race, gender, war, trauma, memory, U.S. empire in Asia, Cold War cultures and legacies, and transnational Asian American Studies. During her time at Northwestern, Kristen was a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. From 2014-2015, Kristen was a Fulbright Junior Researcher in South Korea.


Advisor

Shari Huhndorf, Jinsoo An (EALC)
Elaine Kim


Courses Taught or Assisted

African American Studies/Ethnic Studies 98BC: Berkeley Connect in African American Studies and Ethnic Studies, Spring 2016

African American Studies/Ethnic Studies 198BC: Berkeley Connect in African American Studies and Ethnic Studies, Spring 2016

African American Studies/Ethnic Studies 98BC: Berkeley Connect in African American Studies and Ethnic Studies, Fall 2015

African American Studies/Ethnic Studies 198BC: Berkeley Connect in African American Studies and Ethnic Studies, Fall 2015

Ethnic Studies 11AC: Theories and Concepts in Comparative Ethnic Studies, Spring 2012

Ethnic Studies 101A: Research Methods in the Social Sciences, Fall 2011


Select publications

Kristen F. Sun, "'Breaking the Dam to Reunify our Country': Alternate Histories of the Korean War in Contemporary South Korean Cinema," International Journal of Korean History 20.2 (August 2015): 85-120.

Kristen Sun and Bo Luengsuraswat, "Interview with Bo Luengsuraswat," nineteen sixty nine 1.1: The Future of Ethnic Studies (2012): 14-20.

Kristen Sun, "Ambivalent Relations: Korean and American Cinemas in a Comparative Context," Mellon Mays Minority Journal (2012): 111-114.