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IU Bloomington

Seung-kyung Kim

Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Expert Bio

Seung-kyung Kim is the inaugural Korea Foundation Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and director of the Institute for Korean Studies within the School of Global and International Studies. 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.