• 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

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Soo Ryon Yoon teaches and writes about contemporary performance, dance history, and racial politics in South Korea. She is currently working on her first monograph, Choreographing Affinities: Performing Koreanness and Blackness in the Global Era which explores choreographic articulations — both staged and quotidian — of raced bodies of Koreanness and blackness in the context of global Afro-Asian relations. She received PhD in performance studies from Northwestern University. Before coming to Lingnan, Soo Ryon taught at Yale University as a postdoctoral associate and visiting lecturer in the Council on East Asian Studies and the East Asian Languages and Literatures department. More information about her work and teaching can be found at sooryonyoon.wordpress.com.

Research interests

Contemporary performance in South Korea, global Afro-Asian relations, critical race theory, performance ethnography, dance history, East Asian cultural history, migration and globalization, sexuality and gender performativity

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Artists or Slave Laborers? Performing Uncapturability in Burkinabe Performers’ Labor Rights Struggle in South Korea

YOON, S. R., 1 May 2020, In : positions: asia critique. 28, 2, p. 311-339 38 p.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

  • Book Review: Embodied Reckoning: “Comfort Women,” Performance, and Transpacific Redress

    YOON, S. R., 1 May 2020, In : Theatre Survey. 61, 2, p. 286-288 3 p.

    Research output: Journal PublicationsReview article

  • Fans, Sashes, and Jesus : Evagelical Activism and Anti-LGBTQ Performance in South Korea

    YOON, S. R., Sep 2020, Corporeal Politics : Dancing East Asia. MEZUR, K. & WILCOX, E. (eds.). University of Michigan Press, p. 284-300

    Research output: Book Chapters | Papers in Conference ProceedingsBook Chapter

  • Activities

    • 1 Other Participation at Scholarly Events

    Performance Studies x Cultural Studies Colloquium : Cultures in Motion, Performance in Transit

    Hyunjung LEE (Organiser), Paul RAE (Organiser), Chiayi SEETOO (Organiser), Tejaswini NIRANJANA (Discussant), Stephen CHAN (Discussant), Anjeline DE DIOS (Discussant) & Soo Ryon YOON (Moderator)

    22 Feb 2019

    Activity: Involvement in Scholarly EventsOther Participation at Scholarly Events