Lecturer, Asian American Studies
Office: EP 420
2015 Year of first appointment in Asian American Studies
PhD candidate University of California, Berkeley, Ethnic Studies
MA University of California, Berkeley, Comparative Ethnic Studies
MA San Francisco State University, Asian American Studies
BA University of Michigan, English Literature
360 Koreans in the United States
Honors, Awards, and Grants
2014 & 2013
UC Berkeley Department of Ethnic Studies Block Grant
UC Berkeley Institute for East Asian Studies' Center for Korean Studies Summer Fellowship
Eugene V. Cota-Robles Diversity Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley
Graduated with Honors, 2010 (San Francisco State University MA)
Korean American Scholarship Foundation award recipient
National Institute for International Education Homecoming Program
Association of Korean Adoptees, Past President
Donnell, Kira. "Arirang." Asian Americans in Michigan: Voices from the Midwest. Eds. Sook Wilkinson and Victor Jew. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2015.
Donnell, Kira. “Crossing the Borderlands: Adoptee Decolonization Through Cultural Production.” Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Korean Adoption Studies. Seoul: International Korean Adoptee Associations, 2013.
Lagman, Regina A, Grace J Yoo, Ellen G Levine, Kira A Donnell, Holly R Lim. "'Leaving it to God' Religion and Spirituality among Filipina Immigrant Breast Cancer Survivors." Journal of Religion and Health. (2012): 1-12.
Leong, Jonathan, Kira A. Donnell, and Emily Avila. “Lives Were Saved: The Asian American Donor Program.” Eds. Grace Yoo, Mai Nhung Le, and Alan Oda. Handbook of Asian American Health. New York: Springer Publishing, 2012.
Donnell, Kira. “Documenting the Undocumented: Poetry Written by Korean Adoptees.” Ed. Grace J. Yoo. Koreans in America: History, Identity, and Community. Preliminary Edition. San Diego: University Readers, Inc., 2011. 95-98.
Donnell, Kira. “Passings and Transgressions: The Korean Adoptee Experience.” Ed. Grace J. Yoo. Koreans in America: History, Identity, and Community. Preliminary Edition. San Diego: University Readers, Inc., 2011. 91-107.
Donnell, Kira. “Epistolary.” More Voices: A Collection of Works from Asian Adoptees. Ed. Susan Soonkeum Cox. St. Paul: Yeong & Yeong Book Company, 2011.
Donnell, Kira. “Unfinished.” More Voices: A Collection of Works from Asian Adoptees. Ed. Susan Soonkeum Cox. St. Paul: Yeong & Yeong Book Company, 2011.
Donnell, Kira. The Claiming of Identity, Agency, and Advocacy in Korean Adoptee Literature. Thesis. San Francisco State University, 2010.
Donnell, Kira. “The Invisible Wall: A Study on the Separation of Korean Adoptees and Korean Americans in California.” Journal of Korean Adoption Studies. 1.1 (Summer 2009): 107-132.
Donnell, Kira. “Lines to My Mother.” Korean Quarterly. 7.4 (Summer 2004).
Donnell, Kira. “Divinations Through Korean Takeout.” Korean Quarterly. 7.4 (Summer 2004).
Donnell, Kira. “Mine.” Korean Quarterly. 7.4 (Summer 2004).