Monica Heilman is a Sociology Ph.D. student at Indiana University Bloomington studying race, ethnicity, and identity. She graduated from the University of Denver with a B.A. in Sociology and Art.
Prior to beginning her graduate career, Monica taught spent two years in South Korea under a Fulbright grant. There she taught high school English, edited and contributed to a literary magazine, and tutored North Korean defectors.
Monica’s research interests include race and ethnicity, identity, qualitative methodologies, and global and transnational sociology. Her current projects address how multiracial individuals navigate their identities in the context of the US racial structure.