Elizabeth W Son

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Professor Son’s research focuses on the interplay between histories of gender-based violence and transnational Asian American performance-based art and activism. Her book Embodied Reckonings: “Comfort Women,” Performance, and Transpacific Redress (2018) examines the political and cultural aspects of contemporary performances (protests, tribunals, theatre, and memorial building) in South Korea, Japan, and the United States that have grappled with the history of Japanese military sexual slavery. She is working on a new book titled Reclamation on art and advocacy in support of Asian American survivors of gender-based violence.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

American Studies, PhD, Yale University

… → 2011

American Literature, MPhil, University of Cambridge

… → 2002

English, BA, Wellesley College

… → 2000


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