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16th Jan 2024

158. Dr. Sara Docan-Morgan: "In Reunion: Transnational Korean Adoptees and the Communication of Family”

Dr. Sara Docan-Morgan is Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. She earned her PhD from the University of Washington. 

Her research has been published in Adoption Quarterly, the Journal of Family Communication, the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Communication Quarterly, Family Relations, and the Journal of Korean Adoption Studies, as well as in edited volumes. Her research focuses on how personal identity and family identity are formed, maintained, and negotiated through communication in both adoptive and birth families. She teaches courses about how communication shapes, and is shaped by, interpersonal relationships and identity.

Sara is a transnational Korean adoptee who was adopted at the age of 4 months. She has been in reunion with her Korean family since 2009. 


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