Associate Professor of History and Global Migrations
As a scholar of 20th-century U.S. history, with specializations in Asian American history, women's history, and immigration history, Kim teaches a wide range of courses such as "Critical Issues in Asian American History," "Asian America and the 'Good War,'" "Transnational History of Asian American Women," "U.S. Imperialism and Hawai'i," "The History of Love and Dating in the United States," and "Black and Yellow Encounters: Race, Labor, Immigration, and the Emergence of the Third World Left." Her teaching and research interests include intersections of migration, citizenship, globalization, and diaspora, Asian American experience, women of color and labor, transnational migration history, U.S. imperialism in Asia-Pacific, Hawaiian history, coalition and alliances among people of color, and racial identity formation.
She is the author of the forthcoming book, Resisting the Orientalization of the Enemy: Korean Americans, World War II, and the Transnational Struggle for Justice on the Homefront (Stanford University Press). Her new book project examines the history of Korean migration to Argentina and remigration to the United States, for which she was awarded the NEH and Fulbright grants.
She is an active faculty member in the Five College Asian Pacific American Studies Program and the Five College Women's Studies Program. She has given numerous talks nationally and internationally on her research on Korean American history at community gatherings, symposia, conferences, museums, colleges, and universities.