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/ ɰi.ɦje.ʣ̥ʲi / [-ee.heji]

As in many traditions around the world, I go by various names.

Interpersonally known as Erica, reserving my Korean name for loved ones and family, I am an early career academic teaching and researching in Sociology, involved in a number of projects beyond my discipline


My principle area of interest is in 'race' and decoloniality, employing a wide range of theoretical tools including Marxist thought, psychoanalysis, phenomenology and more broadly, the 'Critical Theory' strand of European Thought. I am currently exploring Eastern epistemologies, namely, 한국사상 (Korean Thought).

Beyond academia, my writing can be found in media publications such as RNZ and The Spinoff.

I am currently based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa (Auckland, New Zealand). 

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