Sandra So Hee Chi Kim
Lecturer| IDEA Fellow
Dr. Sandra So Hee Chi Kim (she/her) is an IDEA fellow in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies. A transnational cultural studies scholar with specializations in transpacific Asian American studies, critical Korean studies, and the study of modern empire, her research explores the intersections of race, global coloniality, ethnonationalisms, migration, and culture. Her articles have appeared in Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies, Positions: Asia Critique, Korean Studies, and Occasion: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, among other journals, and is currently working on a book manuscript entitled Kinning Empire: Transcoloniality, Kinship, and Korean Historical Trauma. Dr. Kim is also the founder and co-director of the grassroots community organization, Asian American Justice + Innovation Lab, and the 2023 recipient of the David L. Ferguson Award for Excellence in Inclusive Teaching.