Grace Shu Gerloff

  • Doctoral Candidate
  • Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Teaching Fellow 2022-2023
  • Graduate Research Assistant 2020-2023
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant 2019-2020


Twitter: @gerloff_gs

Research Interests

    Transnational Asian Adoption
    Transracial Adoption
    Critical Adoption Studies
    Sociocultural Anthropology
    Asian American Studies
    Social Media Ethnography

Biographical Info

Grace Shu Gerloff's research centers on how transnational, transracial Asian American adoptees use social media to navigate racial identity formation and build community. She incorporates interviews, art, and digital ethnographic methods to understand the ways adoptees resist mainstream adoption narratives and carve out unique identities for themselves through virtual networking.
Dept. of Anthropology