Eunjung Kim is an associate professor of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies and disability studies with appointments in Departments of Women’s and Gender Studies and Cultural Foundations of Education at Syracuse University. She published Curative Violence: Rehabilitating Disability, Gender, and Sexuality in Modern Korea (Duke University Press 2017; Winner, Alison Piepmeier Book Prize by National Women’s Studies Association, 2017; Winner, James B. Palaise Prize by Association for Asian Studies, 2019).
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.
Research and Teaching Interests
Eunjung Kim’s research and teaching interests include transnational feminist disability studies; theories of vulnerability and human/nonhuman boundaries; Korean cultural history of disability, gender, and sexuality and anti-violence feminist disability movements; Asian feminisms and women’s movements; critical humanitarian communications and human rights; asexuality and queer theories. She is currently working on a book-length manuscript on violence against people with disabilities and illnesses, health justice activisms, posthumous care, and the ecology of aging and dying in South Korea and beyond.
Curative Violence: Rehabilitating Disability, Gender, and Sexuality in Modern Korea, by Eunjung Kim, Duke University Press (January, 2017), 312pp., ISBN-13: 978-0822362883
WGS 201 Transnational Feminist Studies
WGS 301 Feminist Theory
WGS 410 Advanced Studies in Feminist Thought
WGS 443 Intersectional Feminist Disability Studies
DSP 700 Disability and Gender in Film
DSP 775 Gender, Sexuality, and Disability
DSP 700 Critical Vulnerability Studies
CFE 600/700 Rethinking Boundaries of the Human: Animals, Things, and Otherness
Eunjung Kim “Continuing presence of discarded bodies: Occupational harm, necro-activism, and living justice” for the special issue of Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience 5.1 (2019): 1-29.
Alison Kafer and Eunjung Kim, “Disability and the Edges of Intersectionality.” In The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Disability, ed. Clare Barker and Stuart Murray (Cambridge University Press, 2017), 123–38.
Eunjung Kim, “Unbecoming Human: An Ethics of Objects.” In Queer Inhumanism, ed. Mel Chen and Dana Luciano, special issue of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 21.2–3 (2015): 295–320.
Eunjung Kim, “The Specter of Vulnerability and Bodies in Protest.” In Disability, Human Rights and Limits of Humanitarianism, ed. Michael Gill and Cathy Schlund-Vials (Ashgate, 2014), 137–54.
(April 12, 2018)
Event will honor more than 50 scholars who published books in 2017
(April 12, 2018)
Event highlights Women’s and Gender Studies alumni experiences
(April 19, 2017)
Eunjung Kim's new book considers transnational disability theory in Korea, Japan, United States