Hyaesin Yoon received her PhD in Rhetoric from the University of California at Berkeley
Her areas of interest include transnational biopolitics, postcolonial criticisms, critical animal studies, and feminist STS, as well as performance and literary theories. Her present focus is on how technological assemblages of humans and other animals mediate the power relations of sex/gender, race, disability, and species in a transnational context.
She is currently working on her book project Prosthetic Memories, examining the ethics of embodied memory in an age of transnational mobility and biotechnology by examining the diasporic tongue (as both language and organ), animal cloning, and human stem cell research across the United States and South Korea.
She is also incubating her next project, tentatively titled Feral Affect, which explores how (bio)technological assemblages of human/animal bodies perform (and potentially disturb) border technology.