About
I’m a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine. I work primarily in critical ethnic studies. My research interests are histories of racial capitalism and the postcolonial regimes of race within East Asian diasporic communities. My dissertation research focuses on how the political lives of Korean Americans in Southern California are shaped by U.S. empire building on the Korean peninsula.

Publications
Review of Producers, Parasites, Patriots by Daniel Martinez HoSang and Joseph E. Lowndes
National Review of Black Politics (2020)

Contact
Email: mkgard@uci.edu
Twitter: @michellekimgard