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Sulim Kim

Former Korea Foundation Junior Scholar

Professional affiliation

PhD candidate, Department of History, University of Hawaiʻi

Full Biography

Sulim Kim is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Kim has a master’s degree specializing in modern Korean History from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in History from Binghamton University. Her dissertation explores the social and cultural history of domestic architecture in postwar North Korea through the lens of architectural discourses and technologies. Kim’s research on houses combines her interest in the histories of modernities, emotions, gender dynamics, and everyday life, as well as the transnational entanglements of socialist urban development and the natural environment in the Korean peninsula. Before joining the Wilson Center as a KF junior scholar, Kim has received fellowships from the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Korea University, Seoul National University, and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellowship.