Curriculum Vitae


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS


2019-   Assistant Professor of Sociology, New York City College of Technology, City University of New York (Tenure-Track)

2018-2019 Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, Hamilton College

2017-2018 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; Asian American Studies; Globalization and Transnationalism; Race and Ethnicity; Sociology of Consumption; Immigration; Qualitative Research Method.

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATION


Books

Kim, Jinwon, and Soo Mee Kim, Suh, Stephen. 2020. Koreatowns: Exploring the Economics, Politics, and Identities of Korean Spatial Formation (Edited volume; ISBN/9781498584524)

An editor and (co)author of two chapters, “Introduction” and “Transnational Entrepreneurship in Manhattan’s Koreatown”

Journal Articles

Kim, Jinwon. 2018. “Manhattan’s Koreatown as a Transclave: the emergence of a new ethnic enclave in a global city,” City & Community 17(1): 276-295.

Kim, Jinwon and Meebae Lee. 2018. “Nation Branding or Marketization?: K-Classic and Korean Classical Musicians in an Era of Globalization,” The International Journal of Cultural Policy 24(6): 756-772

Chung, Angie Y., Jinwon Kim (equal co-author), and Injeong Hwang. 2016. “Consuming Gangnam Style: A Comparison on Nation-Branding in Koreatown, LA/ NY.” CUNY Forum 4(1): 90-99

Book Chapters

Kim, Jinwon and Jaehyung Kim. Forthcoming. “COVID-19 in New York City: Policy Implications.” COVID 19 and Global Cities: Comparative Perspectives (in Korean)

Kim, Jinwon, Soo Mee Kim, and Stephen Suh. 2020 “Introducing Koreatown,” Koreatowns: Exploring the Economics, Politics, and Identities of Korean Spatial Formations, Lexington Books: xiii-xxix

Kim, Jinwon. 2020 “Transnational Entrepreneurship in Manhattan’s Koreatown,” Koreatowns: Exploring the Economics, Politics, and Identities of Korean Spatial Formations, Lexington Books: 41-60

Kim, Jinwon.  2018 “Hallyu and Korean America: Transnational Connections through Cultural Consumption.” Companion to Korean American Studies. Edited by Rachael Joo and Shelley Lee. Brill Publishers. Netherland: 207-230

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES UNDER REVIEW


Journal Articles

Not available for the public.

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS


Books in Preparation

The Koreatown in Manhattan: Branding Korea and Marketing Ethnicity in the Global Economy (Manuscript in progress: Introduction, Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 completed; Chapters 5 in progress. Expected to finish the draft and revision by the end of 2021)

New Trend, Old Racism: Global Racism and Anti-Blackness in Korean Communities, South Korea and the U.S. (Preliminary research completed: In-depth interviews in progress)

    • Two article publications expected from this book project

OTHER PUBLICATION


Book Reviews 

Jinwon Kim. 2019. “Book Review: Contested Embrace.” Sociological Forum. 34(2): 531-534

Op-ed

Kim, Jinwon and Jaehyung Kim. 2020. “”We’ve observed how South Korea and the US have handled coronavirus — and the differences are clear: The Korean government brought in no lockdowns but has done aggressive testing and pursued a strategy of high transparency.” The Independent, March 19, 2020

Encyclopedia

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

FELLOWSHIP AND GRANTS (Since 2007)


External Sources

2021 “The Lily Pad Neighborhood Mobility Hub Planning and Feasibility Study,” NSF SCC-CIVIC-PG Track A (PI- Illya Azaroff, Co-PIs Gerarda Shields & Jinwon Kim) Award # 2047236

2021   “COVID-19 in New York City: Social Disease and Policy Implications” with Jaehyung Kim (Korea National Open University), Research Foundation, Small research fund for an edited volume, Seoul Institute & Seoul National University Asia Center, South Korea

2014    Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop Fellowship

Internal Sources

2021 “New Trend, Old Racism: How K-pop Perpetuates American Ethnoracial Hierarchies.” PSC-CUNY Research Award (Cycle 52, #64092-00 52), CUNY

2020 “The Koreatown in Manhattan: Branding Korea and Marketing Ethnicity in the Global Economy,” PSC-CUNY Research Award (Cycle 51), CUNY Research Foundation (# 63067-00 51)

2020  Open Educational Resources (OER) Fellowship, New York City College of Technology, CUNY

2019  Conference Travel Grant, Hamilton College

2018  Conference Travel Grant, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

2017  Conference Travel Grant, Oberlin College

2016  H.H. Powers Grant, Oberlin College (International research funding)

2016  Research Grant, Chonbuk National University (with Dr. Meebae Lee, a musicologist)

2016  Quantitative Reasoning Fellowship, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY

2015  PSC/CUNY Adjunct Professional Development Grants

2014  Conference Presentation Support Fund, CUNY Graduate Center

2012- 2011 Writing Fellowship, Lehman College-CUNY

2011  Conference Presentation Support Fund, CUNY Graduate Center

2011  The Presidential Research Fund, CUNY Graduate Center

2009  Doctoral Student Research Grant Program, CUNY Graduate Center

2008-2011  Graduate Teaching Fellow, Department of Sociology, CUNY Queens College

2007-2012  Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellowship, CUNY Graduate Center (five-year fellowship and stipend)

2007-2008 International Student Fellowship, CUNY Graduate Center

COURSES DESIGNED AND TAUGHT


Consumer society and consumer culture, Urban Sociology, Global Cities, Sociology of Asian Americans, Ghettos and Ethnic Enclaves, Immigration, Ethnic Enclaves and Immigrant Communities, Sociology of Art and Culture, Research Method 1: Qualitative Sociology, Social Statistics 1, and Introduction to Sociology.

TEACHING POSITIONS


2018- 2019, Visiting Assistant Professor, Hamilton College

2017- 2018, 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

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE


Grant Review 

NSF Grant Review Panel

Journal Reviewer

Ethnicities; Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies; International Journal of Cultural Policy; Asian Ethnicity; International Migration Review

Book Reviewer

Lexington Books