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Jaeeun Kim: Repertoires of Redemption
March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Repertoires of Redemption
Migration, Asylum and Religion in the Era of Involuntary Immobility
Jaeeun Kim, University of Michigan
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Jaeeun Kim is the Korea Foundation Endowed Associate Professor of Sociology at the University
of Michigan. She studies race/ethnicity/nationalism and international migration and
citizenship from a comparative-historical and transnational perspective. Kim is the author of an
award-winning book, Contested Embrace: Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea (Stanford University Press 2016; paperback 2020). She has also published articles in journals in sociological theory, law and society, race/ethnicity/migration, and historical sociology.
Her article “Migration-Facilitating Capital: A Bourdieusian Theory of International Migration”
(Sociological Theory 2018) won the 2019 Theory Prize from the American Sociological Association.
Before joining the University of Michigan, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton and Stanford and taught at George Mason University for a year. She was selected as a member of the Institute for
Advanced Study (School of Social Science) during 2016–2017 and a fellow at Wissenschaftskolleg
zu Berllin (Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin) during 2020–2021.