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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Haejoo Kim

Haejoo Kim portrait

Graduate Student

PhD Student and Teaching Associate



436 Hall of Languages


  • Degree: Began PhD program in 2014
  • Concentration: British Literature (Victorian)
  • Advisor: Coran Klaver

Haejoo Kim is a doctoral candidate in English. Her research focuses on “alternative” practices of health and wellness in nineteenth-century Britain, such as vegetarianism, hydropathy, and anti-vaccinationism. Her dissertation, “Organic Victorians: Alternative Health Practices and Medical Liberty in Nineteenth-Century Britain,” explores the centrality of such marginalized health practices to the historical formulation of liberal moral agency. Her project reflects her larger research interests in nineteenth-century British literature and culture, health humanities, history of medicine, disability studies, and food studies. Her book chapter “From Happy Individuals to Universal Sisterhood: Affective Reforms in All sorts and Conditions of Men and Children of Gibeon” came out in 2019 from Liverpool University Press. She is also a recipient of the 2020 Curran Fellowship offered by the Research Society of Victorian Periodicals.

  • MA English, Seoul National University
  • BA English, Seoul National University