Her recent research and teaching interests have been focused around the relationships between historical and literary representation and the experience of modern Koreans, including colonial rule, national division, the Korean War, the Cold War, and democratization. During her work in these directions, she has also pursued issues and questions surrounding gender, focusing on writings of women of color and feminist criticism.
Her first book, to be published by Cornell University Press, will be titled Beneath the Vermilion Ink: Japanese Colonial Censorship and the Making of Modern Korean Literature. It studies the role of Japanese colonial censorship in constituting and shaping modern Korean literature, both physically and substantively. Her next book project is tentatively titled Rewritten in Divided Korea: Colonial Literature as History, 1945-1960 and seeks to investigate the emergence of competing modern national canons in divided Korea.