Kira A. Donnell, MA

Lecturer, Asian American Studies

Office: EP 420

Phone: 415-338-7586

Email: donnell@sfsu.edu

2015 Year of first appointment in Asian American Studies

Education

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

Courses Taught

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

2011

Eugene V. Cota-Robles Diversity Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley

2010

Graduated with Honors, 2010 (San Francisco State University MA)

2009

Korean American Scholarship Foundation award recipient

National Institute for International Education Homecoming Program

2008

InterDoptee Scholarship

 

Community Involvement

Association of Korean Adoptees, Past President

Selected Publications

2015

Donnell, Kira. "Arirang." Asian Americans in Michigan: Voices from the Midwest. Eds. Sook Wilkinson and Victor Jew. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2015.

2013

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.

2012

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.

2011

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.

2010

Donnell, Kira. The Claiming of Identity, Agency, and Advocacy in Korean Adoptee Literature.  Thesis. San Francisco State University, 2010.

2009

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.

2004

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).