• Ph.D., Harvard University, MA, USA
  • M.A., Harvard University, MA, USA
  • A.B./B.S., Duke University, NC, USA

Selected Publications


Honors and Awards

  • Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers (2021-22)
  • ACLS Fellowship (2020-21)
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, UCLA Academic Senate (2020-21)
  • The Volkswagen Foundation Interdisciplinary Symposium Award (2017)
  • The CCLE Innovation and Development Program Grant (2014-15, 2017-18)
  • The UCLA Office of Interdisciplinary & Cross-Campus Affairs Grant (2014-15)
  • Lilly Teaching Fellowship (2013-14)
  • The University of Bielefeld Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Forschung Grant (2012-13)
  • The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Grant (2012-13)
  • The National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Fellowship (2009)
  • The MLA Bibliography Fellowship (2007-2010)

Civic Engagement and Community Service

In his role as Faculty-in-Residence, Professor Kim works closely with residents on the Hill. With the support of the UCLA Residential Life, he organizes value-added workshops for academic excellence in addition to facilitating faculty-student discussions about career development, graduate education, and political citizenship. He takes residents on field trips to museums such as the California African American Museum, the Getty Center, and the LACMA. Professor Kim has also organized international conferences in collaboration with partners in the U.S. and abroad, including the UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies, the Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach, the Volkswagen Foundation, and the Thomas Mann House.