About

Eun Se is a Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at Harvard University where she expects to receive her degree in May 2023. Her research falls at the intersection of education, immigration, and transnational processes and centers on the experiences of Asians and Asian Americans. Eun Se's dissertation, Transnational Making and Remaking of Education: Private Supplementary Education in Korea and Korean America, examines education of Korean immigrants in the U.S. and in Korea, exploring how the educational norms, practices, and institutions of home and host countries of immigration are shaped and reshaped transnationally. To answer this question, she focuses on how Korean and Korean American parents and students use private supplementary education (PSE hereafter) both in Korea and in the United States. PSE is for-profit, private education that takes place outside of schools, including private tutoring, college counseling, online courses, or classes that take place in physical institutions called hagwons in Korean. Her dissertation draws on 115 in-depth interviews she conducted in Seoul and Boston with Korean and Korean American students, parents, and teachers. 

Born and raised in Seoul, Korea, Eun Se received a B.A. in Sociology and Psychology from Columbia University in the City of New York.