SunAh Laybourn

Assistant Professor

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SunAh Laybourn

Dr. SunAh M. Laybourn is an Assistant Professor of Sociology. She received her PhD from the University of Maryland in 2018. Her areas of interest include race and ethnicity, identity development, and Asian America/ns.

Currently, Dr. Laybourn is pursuing two lines of research: 1.) Immigration, citizenship, and belonging through the case of Korean transnational transracial adoptees and citizenship rights advocacy. Her book tentatively titled, Out of Place: The Lives of Korean Adoptee Immigrants, is under contract with New York University Press; and 2) Asian American in/visibility within sociological research on race and racism.

Her research has been published in Ethnic & Racial Studies, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, Sociology Compass, and Asian Pacific American Law Journal. Her co-authored book entitled, Diversity in Black Greek-Letter Organizations: Breaking the Line, is available through Routledge (2018).