Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


Hyun Sook Kim

Hyun Sook Kim

Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., M.A., Sociology, New School for Social Research
B.S., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests

Subjugated Modernity
Buddhism and Militarism
Human/Nature Dialectics

Previous research and writing:
state violence and massacres
nation-state formation and gender conflicts
politics of truth and reconciliation in/of Korean and Vietnam wars
transnational feminist sociologies

Current Courses Taught

FYS Restoration; Class Matters
Soc190 Self & Society
Soc200 Social Movements
Soc210 Inequality
Soc240 Conflict & Genocide
Soc270 Asians & America
Soc290 Immigration
Soc310 Beyond Global Feminism (about Postcolonial and Transnational Feminist Thought)
Soc403 Proseminar (about Global Cultures or Democracy or Development)

Sample Publications

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).