Hyun Sook Kim
Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., M.A., Sociology, New School for Social Research
B.S., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Buddhist Social Theory and Militarization
My previous research and writing focused on the following themes:
state violence and massacres
war, gender and sexuality; "comfort women" and military sex work
nation-state and gender conflicts
politics of war memorials
politics of truth and reconciliation in/of Korean and Vietnam wars
transnational feminist sociologies
I teach courses on Inequality & Social Change
Soc190 Self & Society
Soc200 Social Movements
Soc240 Conflict & Genocide
Soc270 Asians & America
Soc310 Beyond Global Feminism (about Postcolonial and Transnational Feminist Thought)
Soc403 Proseminar (about Global Cultures or Democracy or Development)
Other courses taught
FYS Class Matters
Soc301 Sociological Theory
Soc230 Race & Ethnicity
Soc330 Money, Sex & Power
Soc090 Cultures, Communities & Change (taught in Vietnam & Cambodia)
Soc298 Contemporary Bhutanese Society (about modernity, monarchy and democracy)
Soc298 Practicum: fieldwork on "Bhutanese ways of knowing"
2005. "Decolonizing the 'Self' & 'Other': Black, Postcolonial and Transnational Feminist Theories." The Handbook on Feminist Research: Theory and Paxis, edited by Sharlene Hesse-Biber (Sage, 2005).
2005. Special Issue on "Gender-Sexuality-State-Nation." Gender & Society 19(2), (April), Co-edited with Jyoti Puri.
2005. "Conceptualizing Gender-Sexuality-State-Nation: An Introduction." Gender & Society, 19(2), (April), Co-authored with Jyoti Puri.
2005. "History and Memory: The 'Comfort Women' Controversy." Bodies in Contact: Rethinking Colonial Encounters in World History. Edited by Antoinette Burton and Tony Ballantyn (Duke University Press).