Hui-Jung Kim

Credentials: Korea & Singapore

2004 SKJ Fellow

Hui-Jung Kim is a graduate student in Sociology. Her main research interests are social movement, sociology of culture, sociological theory, and comparative studies of Southeast and East Asian countries. She conducted her Master’s Thesis on the anti-eviction movement in South Korea, 1983 to 1991. From the research, she found out that the participants of anti-eviction movement used the rhetoric’s of nationhood and nationality to legitimate their claims. These findings inspired her to scrutinize the relationship between national identity and civil and political rights and to look at the connection between the way in which national boundary is drawn and the degree of immigrant workers’ mobilization. She will conduct her preliminary dissertation fieldwork in Singapore and South Korea.

Read on about Hui-Jung’s fellowship experience here.