Jinah Kim's research focuses on the American Century in Asia, decolonizing Korea, and legacies of US militarism in the Asia-Pacific. She is the recipient of the 2020-2021 National Endowment for the Humanities Award and the 2020 California Civil Liberties Grant.

Work in Progress:
-“Transpacific Noir: Literary Nuclear Entanglements.” Diaspora and Literary Studies. Cambridge UP, 2021
-Co-editor, special journal issue: “Interventions in Pacific Islands Studies and Trans-Pacific Studies,” Journal of Critical Ethnic Studies, fall 2021
-Book in progress: Against Forgetting: Unruly Dead and Transpacific Feminisms

Published Work:
-"The Insurgency of Mourning: Sewol across the Transpacific." Amerasia, Volume 46, Summer 2020.
-Postcolonial Grief and the Afterlife of the Pacific Wars in the Americas. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2019.
-Jinah Kim and Neda Atanososki. “Queer Desire and Subjectivity within Postmodern Geographies: Argentina and Hong Kong in Wong Kar-Wai’s Happy Together.” American Quarterly, Vol. 71.3. September 2017. pp 25-51.
-“Dismantling Privileged Settings: Japanese American Internees and Mexican “Braceros” at the Crossroads of WWII.” Transnational Crossroads: Reimagining Asian America, Latin@ America, and the American Pacific. Eds. Camila Fojas and Rudy P. Guevarra, Jr. Lincoln, NE: U Nebraska P, 2012. pp 191-224.
-“Immigrants, Racial Citizens, and the (Multi)Cultural Politics of Neoliberal Los Angeles,” Social Justice Vol. 35, No. 2, 2008. pp 36-56.

  • Ph.D. 2006, University of California San Diego
  • M.A. 2003, University of California San Diego
  • B.A. 1998, Columbia University

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