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ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2017 Fall – Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

2016-2017   Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, Oberlin College


EDUCATION

2016  Ph.D. Sociology, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Dissertation: “Branding Korea or Marketing Ethnicity:
Manhattan’s Koreatown as a “Transclave” in the Global Economy”
Committee: Sharon Zukin (chair), Richard Alba, Philip Kasinitz, and Margaret Chin

2012  M.Phil, Sociology, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Exams: Urban Sociology, Sociology of Consumption, and Immigration

2007  M.A, Sociology, Seoul National University, South Korea

2005  B.A, Urban Sociology, University of Seoul, South Korea (with Honors)


AREAS OF INTEREST

Urban Sociology; Globalization and Transnationalism; Race and Ethnicity; Sociology of Consumption; Immigration; Asian American Studies; Qualitative Research Method.


PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATION

Chung, Angie Y., Jinwon Kim (equal co-author), and Injeong Hwang. “Consuming Gangnam Style: A Comparison on Nation-Branding in Koreatown, LA/ NY.”  (Forthcoming at the CUNY Forum)

Kim, Jinwon. “Manhattan’s Koreatown as a Transclave: the emergence of the new ethnic enclave in a global city,” City & Community, forthcoming (accepted for publication).

Kim, Jinwon. “Hallyu and Korean America: Transnational Connections through Cultural Consumption.” Companion to Korean American Studies. Edited by Rachael Joo and Shelley Lee. Brill Publishers. Netherland (forthcoming)


PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES UNDER REVIEW

Kim, Jinwon. “Korean Food Goes Global?: How the Korean Government and New York Entrepreneurs Participate in Nation Branding.” (Revise and resubmit)

Kim, Jinwon. “Consuming consumer culture or (Re)connecting to Motherland?: Racialization and Transnationalism among Young Korean Americans.” (Under review)


 RESEARCH IN PROGRESS  

Kim, Jinwon. “From Nation Building to Nation Branding: South Korea’s cultural policies and creative industry” (Manuscript in progress)

Kim, Jinwon and Meebae Lee. “K-Classic as Soft Power?: classical musicians as artistic ambassadors.” (Manuscript in progress)

Kim, Jinwon. “K-Beauty is a Thing in the U.S: consumer culture and creative industry in the global economy.” (Research in progress)

Sloan, Jennifer, and Jinwon Kim, “Undocumented in higher education: not just elites, not just Latinos.” (Research in progress)


  ENCYCLOPEDIA  ENTRY AND ESSAY PUBLICATIONS 

Kim, Jinwon. 2014. “Korean Language Schools” and “Karaoke/No Re Bang.” In Asian American Society: An Encyclopedia. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.


COURSES DESIGNED AND TAUGHT

Urban Sociology, Senior Seminar: ethnic enclaves and immigrant communities, Consumer society and consumer culture, Social Statistics 1, Sociology of Asian Americans, Introduction to Sociology, Research Method 1: Qualitative Sociology,  and Korean language 101-102

** These classes are all designed and taught by me as an instructor (not a TA)


TEACHING POSITIONS

2017-  Visiting Assistant Professor, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

2016-2017, Visiting Assistant Professor, Oberlin College

2013-2016, Adjunct Instructor, Behavioral Sciences and Human Services, Kingsborough Community College-CUNY

2015 Adjunct Instructor, Behavioral Sciences (Sociology), York College- CUNY

2014 – 2015 Adjunct Instructor, Sociology, Brooklyn College-CUNY

2013, 2011- 2012   Adjunct Instructor, Education and Language Acquisition, LaGuardia Community College-CUNY

2011- 2012  Adjunct Instructor, Sociology, Queens College-CUNY

2008-2011 Graduate Teaching Fellow (Instructor), Sociology, Queens College-CUNY


FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS (abbreviated)

2016 H.H. Powers Grant, Oberlin College
2016 Research Grant, Chonbuk National University (with Dr. Meebae Lee)
2016 Quantitative Reasoning Fellowship, Kingsborough Community College
2015 PSC/CUNY Adjunct Professional Development Grants
2014 SSRC Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop Fellowship
2011- 2012  Writing Fellow, Lehman College-CUNY
2008- 2011  Graduate Teaching Fellow, Department of Sociology, Queens College
2007-2012  Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellowship, CUNY Graduate Center
2007-2008  International Student Fellowship, CUNY Graduate Center
2005-2007  Scholarship, Seoul National University, South Korea
2004-2005  University Scholarship, University of Seoul, South Korea
2002-2003  Full Scholarship, Korea Research Foundation, South Korea
2000-2001  University Scholarship, University of Seoul, South Korea


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (abbreviated)

“Manhattan’s Koreatown as a Transclave: the emergence of the new ethnic enclave in a global city,” American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Community and Urban Sociology Section, Montreal, August 2017
“Undocumented Koreans in higher education: not just elites, not just Latinos” with Jennifer Sloan, Association of Asian American Studies Annual Meetings, Portland, April 2017. “From nation building to nation branding: economic restructuring through soft power in the post-97’s crisis.” Association for Asian Studies Annual Meetings, Toronto, March 2017
Consumption: The Role of Consumers in (Re)shaping the Urban Landscape of Manhattan’s Koreatown” Association of Asian American Studies Annual Meetings, April 2016
“Reinventing Manhattan’s Koreatown as a Transclave for Nation Branding: Typology of Transnational Entrepreneurs” American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Community and Urban Sociology Section, Chicago, August 2015
“From Nation Building to Nation Branding: Economic Restructuring through Soft Power in South Korea post-1997” American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Regular Session on Globalization, San Francisco, August 2014
“Branding Korea or Marketing Ethnic Identity: Koreatown as an ‘Ethnic Transclave’ in the Global Economy” American Sociological Association section on Consumers & Consumption mini-conference, Berkeley, August 2014
“Branding Korea in Transnational Flows: Creating Koreatown in Manhattan 1990-2012,”American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Regular Session on Transnational Communities, New York, August, 2013
“The Traditional Ethnic Enclave Model Reconsidered: Manhattan’s Koreatown toward a Transnational Consumption Space”, Annual Conference for the Research Center for Korean Community at Queens College, New York, November, 2012
“Being a Korean, becoming a New Yorker: How Young Koreans keep transnational ties through ethnic consumption in New York City”, American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Section on Asia and Asian America: Space, Place, Identity and its Impact on the Asian Diaspora, Las Vegas, August 2011