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IU Bloomington

Seung-kyung Kim

Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Expert Bio

Seung-kyung Kim is a professor and director of the Institute for Korean Studies at IU Bloomington. Her scholarship addresses the participation of women in social movements as workers and in relation to the state; the processes of transnational migration in the context of globalization and the experiences of families in that process, especially with regard to education; and feminist theories of social change. Besides numerous journal articles and book chapters, she is the author of “Class Struggle or Family Struggle?: Lives of Women Factory Workers in South Korea” (Cambridge University Press, 2009/1997) and “The Korean Women’s Movement and the State: Bargaining for Change” (Routledge, 2014), and co-editor of “Feminist Theory Reader: Local and Global Perspectives” (Routledge, 2016/2013/2009/2003).

Areas of Expertise

The participation of women in social movements as workers and in relation to the state; the processes of transnational migration in the context of globalization and the experiences of families in that process, especially with regard to education; and feminist theories of social change.

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