Hayana Kim is a PhD candidate in Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre and Drama at Northwestern University. Her dissertation, entitled “Embodying Democracies: The Gwangju Uprising and the Politics of Mourning in South Korea,” focuses on contemporary South Korean artistic and activist performances in service of democracy. She is a recipient of multiple grants and fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Social Science Research Council, American Council of Learned Societies, Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, the Graduate School of Northwestern, and the School of Communication at Northwestern. Her works were also recognized with multiple awards such as the Helsinki Prize from the International Federation for Theatre Research and two Emerging Scholars Awards from the Association for Asian Performance and Performance Studies Focus Group, affiliated with the Association for Theatre Research in Higher Education. She writes and publishes both in English and Korean. Her publications in English have appeared or are forthcoming in Asian Theatre Journal (2021) and The Cambridge Companion to International Theatre Festivals (2020). Her publications in Korean include a book chapter contribution with the Chonnam National University Press (2021) as well as multiple op-eds in Korean newspapers. She can be reached at: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Her alternative email is: email@example.com.