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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Eunjung Kim

Kim portrait

Associate Professor

Women's and Gender Studies

315 Sims Hall


Research and Teaching Interests

Areas of research include transnational feminist disability studies; disability and the media; asexuality studies; queer inhumanism; and Korean cultural history of disability, gender, and sexuality and anti-violence feminist disability movements. Most interested in teaching gender, sexuality, and disability in cultural representations; international human rights and humanitarian representations; Asian feminisms and women’s movements; new materialisms and the nonhuman, and theories of a/sexualities.

On research leave 18-19.



Kim is a recipient of the AAUW International Fellowship; the Future of Minority Studies postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; the Vulnerability Studies postdoctoral fellowship at Emory University; and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for the Research in the Humanities Residential Fellowship. She previously taught at Emory University and University of Wisconsin-Madison on the topics of disability and gender in film; visual cultures of health, vulnerability, and humanitarianism; human rights; and disability and a/sexualities theories in addition to introduction to gender and women's studies.


Courses (2015-2016)
WGS 301 Feminist Theory
WGS 410 Advanced Studies in Feminist Thought
CFE 600 Rethinking Boundaries of the Human: Animals, Things, and Otherness

Courses (2016-2017)
WGS 400 Intersectional Feminist Disability Studies
DSP 700 Disability and Gender in Film
WGS 201 Transnational Feminist Studies

Courses (2017-2018)
WGS 443 Intersectional Feminist Disability Studies
DSP 775 Gender, Sexuality, and Disability
WGS 201 Transnational Feminist Studies

Courses (2019-2020)
WGS 443 Intersectional Feminist Disability Studies
DSP 700 Critical Vulnerability Studies
WGS 201 Transnational Feminist Studies



Humanities Book Reception to Showcase University Authors April 17

(April 12, 2018)

Event will honor more than 50 scholars who published books in 2017

Feminist Education to Feminist Practice

(April 12, 2018)

Event highlights Women’s and Gender Studies alumni experiences

Curative Violence

(April 19, 2017)

Eunjung Kim's new book considers transnational disability theory in Korea, Japan, United States