Wendy Marie Laybourn is a Korean adoptee and current PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park. At four months of age, Wendy was adopted by a white working class family and was raised in Memphis, TN. Growing up in a city haunted by the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., she was acutely aware of racial politics, the continuing legacy of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, and the work that is still to be done. Experiences of racial division and bridge building have informed her perspective and academic work. Her research interests are race and ethnicity, identity, and cross-racial bridging. When she’s not working on her dissertation, Wendy enjoys traveling, sampling local restaurants, and making notoriously long to do lists. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter @wendymarieonly, visit her website at wendymlaybourn.com, and her blog at savvysunah.com.
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