Jinwon Kim, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Social Science at New York City College of Technology, City University of New York (or called City Tech). She was a Visiting Assistant Professor in sociology at Hamilton College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Oberlin College.
Kim’s research explores themes of urban sociology, transnational and global sociology, migration, Asian and Asian American studies, and consumption. She is currently working on her book manuscript on Koreatown in Manhattan, as a transnational space for consumption, leisure, and entertainment or Transclave. Kim’s works appear in City& Community, The International Journal of Cultural Policy, and CUNY Forum. She is also editor with Soo Mee Kim and Stephen Suh for Koreatowns: Exploring the Economics, Politics, and Identities of Korean Spatial Formations, an edited volume on global Koreatowns, was published in 2020.
Kim earned her doctorate in sociology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York; MA in sociology at Seoul National University; and BA in urban sociology at the University of Seoul, both in South Korea.
She loves coffee, desserts and beer; and likes cooking and baking.