Dear AASRNers,Now that you have read the two full keynote papers from the Asian Australian Identities 7 conference on Genealogies of Identity Politics, held in November 2019 at the Immigration Museum in Melbourne, we are delighted to bring to you a synopsis of Ryan S. Gustafsson’s paper, which was a winner for the ECR category in the inaugural AASRN Best Research Paper AAI conference prizes. Ryan’s paper is titled “SPECTRAL GENEALOGIES: KOREAN TRANSNATIONAL ADOPTEES, SUBSTITUTABILITY, AND THE KOREAN DIASPORA.” All the papers of this special issue in Peril are filed under Edition 41-AAI7.