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In Session: South Korea in the Era of #Black Lives Matter and its Precursors
1: In Memory of Sue-Je Gage (1973-2020): Reflections on Her Life and Her Research on the Multiple Identities of Amerasians in South Korea
Monday, March 22, 2021
10:00am – 11:30am EDT
University of California, Irvine, United States
In this Innovative Panel format, our organized panel will be preceded by a memorial tribute to the life and work of cultural anthropologist Sue-Je Gage, who passed away in May 2020 at age 46. Gage left behind a legacy of significant contributions to the fields of Korean Studies and Mixed-Race Studies through her innovative research on Amerasian identities in South Korea. Gage sought to understand people's experiences with race and racism, militarization, citizenship structures, and US empire.
This remembrance takes place in the context of a larger project committed to bringing the Black Lives Matter movement to bear upon Korean Studies, Asian Studies, academic institutions, intellectual collaborations, advising relationships, and the classroom. In this tribute, pre-arranged contributions from other colleagues will also help to convey a sense of Sue-Je Gage's life, including her dedication as an exemplary mentor and advocate for students of color.