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EAP 2015-16 Korea Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professor

Prof. Kim

The 2015-16 Korea Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professor in Korean Studies is Professor Eun-shil Kim of the Department of Women's Studies, Ewha Womans University. Professor Kim was in residence from late August until mid-December 2015.

She taught a course "Studying Contemporary Korea through Gender and Sexuality" (ANTHR 4021/FGSS 4121/ASIAN 4421)

Fall 2015 semester only. ANTHR 4021 / FGSS 4121 / ASIAN 4421

Professor Kim holds a Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology from the University of California, San Francisco and an M.A. in Anthropology from Seoul National University. She is currently Professor in the Department of Women's Studies and the Director of Korea Women Institute at Ewha Womans University. She has been one of co-editors in the Asian Journal of Women's Studies for many years, and has been involved in developing the intellectual community of feminist scholars in Asia since 1995 and worked as the secretary general when the Asian Center for Women's Studies at Ewha organized the Interdisciplinary Congress on Women in 2005. Professor Kim's research has been in the field of women's bodies, sexuality, nationalism, globalization and migration, feminist knowledge production and post-development issues. She has published many articles including “The Discourse of Nationalism and Gender,” “The Cultural Logic of the Korean Modernization Project and its Gender Politics," “Itaewon as an Alien Space Within the Nation-State and a Place in the Globalization Era,” “The Formation of Public Sphere and Gender Politics during the Nation-Building Period of the First Republic of South Korea in the 1950s,” and recent papers "The Politics of Institutionalizing Feminist Knowledge: Discussing 'Asian Women's Studies in South Korea," and “The Postcolonial Politics of Food: Creating ‘Locality’ through Local Knowledge." Her books include Women's Bodies, the Cultural Politics of Bodies, (co-authored) Fascism Within Us, (co-authored) Locational Feminisms in the Age of Globalization, (co-authored) Noh Muhyun Government’s Experiments: Unfinished Reform , etc.

Korea Women's Institute: http://home.ewha.ac.kr/~kwiewha/eng/