Kimberly McKee

Assistant Professor, Liberal Studies Department and
Intercultural Training Certificate

Phone: 331-8196
Office: 315 Lake Ontario Hall
Personal Website: 


  • BA International Affairs, The George Washington University, 2005
  • MSc Gender and Social Policy, The London School of Economics, 2007
  • PhD Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, The Ohio State University, 2013


  • LIB 201: Diversity in the United States
  • ITC 100: Introduction to Intercultural Competence 

Research Interests
Dr. McKee’s current book manuscript, tentatively titled Markets, Children and “Love”: Interrogating the Transnational Adoption Industrial Complex, interrogates the institutional practice of international adoption and traces the origins of what she terms the transnational adoption industrial complex. In doing so, Markets, Children and “Love” challenges the portrayal of international adoption as solely an act of humanitarianism and child rescue. Her second project explores how racialized and sexualized depictions of Asian/Asian American women circulate within the U.S. as a result of American militarism abroad and its impact on the female adoptee body.

Other Interests
Dr. McKee is the Assistant Director of KAAN (the Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network) and serves on their Advisory Council. She served as the local/regional coordinator for the 2014 KAAN conference in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. McKee also writes forGazillion Voices, an online magazine created for adoptees and their allies to discuss topics important to the adoption community.


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