I am interested in constructions of homosexuality in South Korea and the entanglements with discourses and experiences of kinship, gender, sexuality and nation. My project first began with an ethnographic study of the interrelationship between experiences and discourses of gayness and kinship among self-identified gay college students in a particular Seoul university’s gay club. I do not take at face value the seeming opposition between a non-normative gay identity and other normative identities, such as kin positions, as discourse does not fully or equally map onto experience. Rather, identities are multivalent and always in-motion assemblages that incorporate other forms of entanglement without necessitating the destruction of other relationships. My dissertation research furthers this approach by moving from my first entanglement of sexuality and kinship to other entanglements of sexuality and the state, sexuality and gender, and sexuality and other (perhaps transnational) forms of sexuality. As such, I am interested in how self-identified gay college students in South Korea embody and inscribe (or are inscribed upon) discourses and experiences of gender, sexuality and nation. How are their bodies inscribed with and experience gender, sexuality and the nation? How do institutions of education, the military, language, friendship and the family inscribe and reinscribe, produce and reproduce, particular gendered, sexualized and national bodies? How do they perceive their futures (before and after their mandatory enlistment into the Korean military) and in what ways do these institutions and discourses inscribe (or not inscribe) these perceptions?