Un Kyong Ho


Un Kyong Ho was born in Pusan, South Korea, grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, lives in Wayne, PA, near Philadelphia, and feels most at home in North Carolina, Berlin, and anywhere near the ocean. She is a producer/writer/media maker currently based out of Wayne, PA, near Philadelphia, where she lives with her partner and children. She helped produce the Emmy- and Peabody-winning series A CHEF’S LIFE (PBS), the Emmy-nominated film PRIVATE VIOLENCE (HBO), and continued on as Impact Producer on the film’s social engagement campaign on domestic violence awareness and prevention. She also worked with the Markay Media team on their newest Vivian Howard docu-series SOUTH BY SOMEWHERE, which takes a deep dive into a South unseen, through its diverse people, complex cultures, and foodways (to air on PBS in early 2020). Her first film project, Affirmative Action in a Neoliberal Age for the Center for African and African American Studies at Duke University looks comparatively at the diverse landscape of affirmative action around the globe during trying and complex economic times. She holds a BA in History and German from Ohio University and completed her JD/MA in Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati School of Law, where she served as an Innocence Project Fellow. Her scholarly work focuses on the intersections of intellectual property, food justice, and reproductive rights from a postcolonial, intersectional feminist perspective. In her free time, Un likes to read about, think about, and talk about food, as well as eat it and cook it.