Dafna Zur is a professor of East Asian languages and cultures at Stanford University. She teaches courses on Korean literature, cinema, and popular culture. Her book, Figuring Korean Futures: Children’s Literature in Modern Korea (Stanford University Press, October 2017), traces the affective investments and coded aspirations made possible by children’s literature in colonial and postcolonial Korea. She has published articles on North Korean science fiction, the Korean War in North and South Korean children’s literature, childhood in cinema, and Korean popular culture. Her translations have been published in The Columbia Anthology of Modern Korean Short Storiesand the Asia Literary Review. Dafna Zur received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Asian studies from the University of British Columbia and a B.A. from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.