Professor Mikyoung Kim’s CV

[As of October 29, 2018] 

Mikyoung KIM 

Independent Scholar

Busan, Korea

(mobile phone) 1-404-725.5535

(office phone) 82-70-4069-0101

Email: mkkim_33@hotmail.com

 

NATIONALITY: Republic of Korea (South Korea, City of Busan)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Memory, Reconciliation, Pacifism, Human Rights, Social Movement, Women and Work, East Asian Regionalism (China-Japan-US-Korean Peninsula)

LANGUAGES:

English (proficient);

Japanese (intermediate);

Korean (native);

Chinese (basic expressions);

German (basic expressions)

EDUCATION:

*Ph.D. in Sociology (1998), University of Georgia, Athens, USA.

Dissertation: “Structure, Culture, Biographies and Women’s Resistance: A Study of Labor Strikes in the South Korean Textile Industry, 1976-1980”

Dissertation Committee: Linda Grant (Chair), Barry Schwartz, Han S. Park and Joya Misra

*Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies (1995), University of Georgia, Athens, USA.

*MA in Sociology (1994), University of Georgia, Athens, USA.

Thesis: “Economic Strain, Political Processes and Labor Disputes: A Time Series Analysis of South Korean Labor Protests, 1979-1992”

*MA in Political Science (1988), Graduate Institute for Peace Studies, Kyunghee University, Seoul, Korea.

Thesis: “A Historical Survey of North Korea’s Economic Development and Trade, 1945-1984”

*BA in English (1986), Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea.

Thesis: “A Study of American Humor: A Case Analysis of Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

Education Abroad (1985), Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan.

TEACHING EXPERIENCES:

 Associate Professor (October 2008-March 2017),  Hiroshima City University, Japan.      *Currently litigating to recover the previous tenured faculty position on the basis of wrongful dismissal*

Adjunct Faculty (February 2011-February 2013), Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU), Beppu City, Oita Prefecture, Japan.

Assistant Professor (October 2005- September 2008), Hiroshima City University, Japan.

Fulbright Visiting Professor (September 2004 – June 2005), Portland State University,

Oregon, USA.

Adjunct faculty (February 2002– August 2004), Study Abroad Program in Japan & Italy, Center for Global Studies (GLOBIS), University of Georgia, USA.

Adjunct faculty (August 2001 – December 2001), Department of Sociology, University of Maryland University (8th US Army Campus), Seoul, Korea.

Instructor (March 2001 – July 2001), Dept. of Political Science, Kangwon National University, Korea.

Instructor (September 2000 – December 2000), Dept. of Public Administration, Inha University, Inchon, Korea.

Instructor (March 1999 – December 1999), Dept. of Sociology, Kyungnam University, Masan City, Korea.

WORK EXPERIENCES:

Public Diplomacy Specialist (January 2000 – August 2004), Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, Seoul, Korea.

Research Fellow and Program Coordinator (May 1997 – February 2002), Center for Global Studies (GLOBIS), University of Georgia, Athens, USA.

Consultant, U.S. State Department (December 2001 – January 2002), Washington D.C., USA.

Consultant (January 2000 – December 2000), North Korea Food Aid Program, World Vision, Seoul, Korea.

Computer Lab Assistant (January 1996 – June 1996), Sociology Undergraduate Lab, Athens, GA, USA.

Computer Lab Assistant (August 1992 – June 1995), Baldwin Data Analysis Center, Athens, GA, USA.

Securities Analyst Trainee (January 1988 – June 1988), James Capel, Co. [later merged with the Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation], Seoul, Korea.

Research Intern (June 1987 – December 1987), Institute for Far Eastern Studies, Kyungnam University, Seoul, Korea.

Volunteer (March 1984-February 1985), United Service Operation (USO), Busan, Korea.

AWARDS, GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS AND HONORS:

Research/Publication: 

Award of Excellence (December 2016), Routledge Handbook of Memory and Reconciliation in East Asia, Ministry of Education, Republic of Korea.

Distinguished Research Paper Award (May 2012), “Gender, Work and Resistance: South Korean Textile Industry in the 1970,” Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol. 41, No.3: 411-30. Academy of Korean Studies (AKS-Grant-2012-E-02).

Award of Excellence (1996), American Association of University Women, Athenian Chapter, Athens, GA., USA.

Korean Honor Scholarship Award (1994), Republic of Korea Embassy, Washington, D.C., USA.

Individual Research/Travel Grants:

 Academy of Korean Studies (May 2016-April 2018), Book Publication Subvention, Korean Memories: Compressed Modernity, Psychohistorical Fragmentation, Seoul, Korea (USD10,000; Principal Investigator).

International Conference Travel Grant (2016), International Political Science Association Bi-Annual Convention in Ponzan, Poland, Hiroshima City University, Japan (USD4,000).

International Conference Travel Grant (2014), International Studies Association Annual Convention in Toronto, Canada, Hiroshima City University, Japan (USD4,000).

International Conference Travel Grant (2013), Association for Asian Studies Annual Meetings in Honolulu, HI., USA, Hiroshima City University, Japan (USD4,000).

Northeast Asia History Foundation (February 2012-November 2012), A Study of Japanese Perception towards Territorial Disputes, Seoul, Korea (USD10,000; Principal Investigator).

Academy of Korean Studies, Korean Studies Researcher Training Project (November 2011-October 2014), Korean Memories: Betwixt the Cold War and Post-Cold War, Seoul, Korea (USD50,000; Principal Investigator).

International Conference Travel Grant (2011), Association for Asian Studies Annual Meetings in Honolulu, HI., USA, Hiroshima City University, Japan (USD4,000).

Book Publication Subvention, Northeast Asia’s Difficult Past: Essays in Collective Memory (2010), Hiroshima City University, Japan (USD5,000).

Workshop Grant on Contentious Politics and Mnemonic Agencies (2009), Hiroshima City University-Hiroshima Peace Institute, Japan (USD30,000; Principal Investigator).

Kaken-hi Research Grant on North Korea Refugees’ Human Rights (2007-2010), Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Japan (USD50,000; Principal Investigator).

International Conference Travel Grant (2007), American Political Science Association Meetings, Hiroshima City University, Japan (USD4,000).

Workshop Grant on Politics of Regret (2005-2007), Hiroshima City University-Hiroshima Peace Institute, Japan (USD40,000; Principal Investigator).

Franklin College Doctoral Research Grants (1996), University of Georgia, USA (USD30,000; Principal Investigator).

Group Research Grants:

Academy of Korean Studies (Korea, 2018-19), Kwangju Democracy Movement Data Compilation (Principal Investigator: Professor Won Kim; Research Participants: Junghan Kim, Moon-Young Jeong, Gun Park and Byongju Cho), Sungnam City, Korea.

University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), Academy of Korean Studies Overseas Korean Studies Lab Grant (2012-2016), Beyond the Korean War (Principal Investigator: Professor Heonik Kwon; Research Participants: Charles Armstrong, Bruce Cumings, Christina Klein, Steven Lee, Marilyn Young, Odd Arne Westad), Academy of Korean Studies.

Hiroshima University, Graduate School Research Grant (Japan, 2012-16), Hiroshima Korean Studies (Principal Investigator: Professor Dong-Suk Lee; Research Participants: Kawamoto Nanoe, Morita Miyuki, and Choi Jinsuk), Hiroshima University, Japan.

Chungnam National University, ROK Ministry of Education Basic Research Grant (Korea, 2013-2015), Principal Data Collection on the Ukishima Sea Wreck Incident (Principal Investigator: Professor Jin Shin; Research Participants:  Dong-Jun Lee, Tae-Ki Kim,  Young-Dal Oh, Dae-Hwa Lee, and Mikyoung Kim), ROK Ministry of Education.

Recognition of Merits:

Best Performance Award (2004), United States Embassy, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Group Franklin Award (2003), United States Embassy, Republic of Seoul, Korea.

Outstanding and Exemplary Service Award (2002), United States Embassy, Republic of Seoul, Korea.

Group Meritorious Honor Award (2002), United States Embassy, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Fellowships/Scholarships:

Visiting Research Professor, Dept. of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Emory University (September 1, 2017-August 31, 2018).

Adjunct Faculty, Asia Studies Center, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea (March 1, 2015-February 28, 2017).

Overseas Visiting Fellow, Asia Studies Center, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea (September-December, 2014). 

Korean Foundation Field Research Fellow, Academy of Korean Studies (April, 2014-August, 2014).

Northeast Asia Economic Forum Fellow (August 28, 2006-September 8, 2006), Khabarovsk, Russian Federation.

Fulbright Fellow (September 2004 – June 2005), State Department, Washington D.C., USA.

Franklin College Distinguished Doctoral Research Fellowship (1997 – 1998), University of Georgia, USA.

Summer Studies Program in Korea [SSPK] Fellow (1996), Institute for Far Eastern Studies, Kyungnam University, Seoul, Korea.

Kohwang Foundation Fellow (1986 – 1988), Kyunghee University, Seoul, Korea.

Japan Airlines Asian Student Fellow (1985), Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan.

 Other Honors:

Acclamation, Distinguished Service for the ROK Presidential Council for Peace and National Unification (2012), Seoul, Korea.

Keynote speaker, Commemoration Ceremony for the United Nation’s Year of Youth

(1986), Kanazawa, Japan.

First Place Winner, English Oratory Speech Contest, Pusan National University (1985), “Economic Development and Education Reform,” Busan, Korea.

First Place Winner, English Oratory Speech Contest, The Korea Herald, (1984), “Women’s Rights in Korea,” Seoul, Korea.

First Place Winner, English Essay Writing Contest, Pusan National University (1983), “The Zoo and Animal Rights,” Busan, Korea

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:

Award Committees:

Chair, Poe Best Graduate Student paper Award, International Studies Association, Human Rights Section (April 2018-April 2019)

Member, Global South Human Rights Scholar Task Force,  International Studies Association, Human Rights Section (April 2018-April 2019)

Chair, Best Graduate Student Paper Award, Association of Korean Political Studies (September 2018)

Chair, Best Junior Scholar Paper Award, Association of Korean Political Studies  (September 2018)

Member, Best Dissertation Award Committee, APSA, Human Rights Section (September 2016-September 2017)

Chair, Best Paper Award Committee, ISA, Human Rights Section (March 2017-March 2018)

Conference Program (Co-) Chair:

2018 Convener, International Studies Association, Human Rights Research Committee, Brisbane, Australia. 

2018 Program Chair, Association of Korean Political Studies, American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, ‘The Korean Peninsula and Transitional Justice,’ Boston, MA, USA.

2013 International Studies Association Annual Meetings, Human Rights Section, San Diego, CA: USA (elected, later joined by Mark Gibney).

International Conference Organizer:

Secretary, Preparatory Committee, International Conference on “Human Rights, War and Peace After the Cold War,” Co-Sponsored by Korea Association of International Studies and International Political Science Association (Research Committee 26, Human Rights), Seoul Plaza Hotel, Seoul, Korea, June 16-17, 2011.

Executive Committee Membership:

President, Association of Korean Political Studies, USA (September 2016-present)

Chair, Human Rights Research Committee, International Political Science Association (elected in 2014; term July, 2016-present)

Member-at-large, Human Rights Section, International Studies Association, USA (March 2017-March 2018)

Member-at-large, Human Rights Section, American Political Science Association, USA (September 2016-September 2017)

Vice President, Association of Korean Political Studies at American Political Science Association, USA (elected, 2013-16)

Executive Board Member, Association of Korean Political Studies at American Political Science Association, USA (elected, 2012-16)

Secretary, Association of Korean Political Studies at American Political Science Association, USA (2009-13)

Executive Secretary, Human Rights Research Committee, International Political Science Association (elected in 2012; term 2012-14)

Executive Board Member, Human Rights Research Committee, International Political Science Association (elected, 2009-11)

Executive Board Member, 21st Century Political Science Association, Korea (2011-present)

Overseas Board Member, 21st Century Political Science Association, Korea (2013-14)

Executive Board Member, The Korea Association of Korean Civic Ethics, Korea (2011-present)

Overseas Board Member, Korean Association of World and Regional Studies, Korea (2010-13)

Advisory Board Member:

University of Utrecht (Netherlands) and University of London (United Kingdom), ORA (Open Research Area in Europe for the Social Sciences, 2012-2016) Research Project on “Impact of Transitional Justice and Democratic Institution Building” (Principal Investigators: Anja Mihr and Chandra Lekha Sriram; Research Participants: Mari-Claire Acoste, Abdul Tejan-Cole, Hugo van Der Merve, Leigh Payne, Kathryn Sikkink, Susane Buckely-Zistel), The Economic and Social Research Council in Europe.

Transitional Justice Working Group (Seoul, Korea), Fellow Advisors: Hon. Gak-su Shin (former ROK Ambassador to Japan), Prof. Yang-hee Lee (Sungkyunkwan Univ.), Prof. Young-soo Kim, Prof. Chang-rok Soh (Korea Univ.), Tae-ung Baek (Univ. of Hawaii), Anja Mihr (Univ. of Utrecht), Buhm-seok Baek (Kyunghee Univ.) and Hun-joon Kim (Korea Univ.)

Ad Hoc Committee Member:

Asia Liaison, Ad Hoc Committee on Academic Freedom, International Political Science Association (October 2016-present)

Book Publication Reviewer:

Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke and New York (2018)

Routledge, London and New York (2008, 2011, 2016)

Zed Books, London and New York (2018)

Academic Journal Referee:

American Sociological Review, USA (1996, 2011)

Asian Perspective, Institute for Far Eastern Studies, Korea (2002, 2013)

Asian Politics and Policy, USA (2009, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018)

Asian Women, Sookmyung Women’s University, Korea (2017)

Current Sociology, USA (2012)

21st Century Political Science Association Journal, Korea (2007, 2014)

International Studies Review, Korea (2007)

Journal of Children and Family Studies, Canada (2008)

Journal of Contemporary Asia, USA (2011, 2014)

Journal of East Asia (2014, 2015, 2016)

Journal of Korean Studies, Duke University, USA (2018)

Journal of Social Science Research, Seoul National University, Korea (2001)

Korea Observer, Korea (2015)

Korean Journal of International Studies, Korea (2013)

Korean Journal of Political Science, Korea (2004, 2013)

Memory Studies Journal, UK (2013, 2014, 2017, 2018)

Modern Asia Studies, Cambridge University, UK (2012)

North Korea Review, Korea (2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Pacific Affairs, Canada (2011, 2015)

Pacific Focus, Korea and USA (2010, 2011)

Review of International Women’s Studies, Korea (2014, 2017)

Review of Korean Studies (2014, 2017)

Signs, USA (2014)

Sociological Forum, USA (1997)

Sociological Inquiry, USA (2012)

Sociological Perspective, USA (2013, 2014, 2015)

Social Psychology Quarterly, USA (2006, 2014)

Women’s Studies International Forum, USA (1997, 2015)

 Newsletter Editor:

 AKPS Newsletter (Association of Korean Political Studies, USA, 2009-2013)

Journal Editorial Board Member:

The Journal of 21st Century Political Science (The 21st Century Political Science Association, 2012-present)

The Korean Journal of Civic Ethics (The Korean Association of Civic Ethics, 2009- present)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

American Political Science Association (APSA, USA)

American Sociological Association (ASA, USA)

Association for Asian Studies (AAS, USA)

Association of Korean Political Studies (AKPS, USA)

Association of 21st Century Political Science Association (Korea)

International Political Science Association (IPSA)

International Studies Association (ISA, USA)

Korean Association of Civic Ethics (Korea)

Korean Association of World and Regional Studies (Korea)

Peace Studies Association of Japan (Japan)

DEPARTMENTAL SERVICES:

Newsletter Committee (2005- 2017)

Planning Committee (2007- 2017)

UNIVERSITY SERVICES:

Crisis Management Committee (2012-2015)

Information Security Committee (2016- 2017)

SOCIAL SERVICES:

Member, The ROK Presidential Council on Peace and National Unification (Constitutional Institution; May 2011-April 2013, 1st term; May 2013-April 2015, 2nd term).

Vice President, Fulbright-Korea Alumni Association (January 2012-December 2015)

COURSES TAUGHT:

Peace and Security in East Asia, Peace and Politics in East Asia, Memory, Human Rights and Peace in East Asia, Memory and History in East Asia, Women and War, U.S. Revolution in Military Affairs and Asian Militaries, Multicultural Workplace, Mass Media and Foreign Policy, Introductory Sociology, Sociology of Future, Industrial Sociology, Women and Work, Understanding of North Korean Society, US Foreign Policy, International Political Economy, Social Welfare Policy of Korea.

NUMBER OF MA/PhD STUDENTS SUPERVISED:

MA: 3 (Hiroshima City University; 2013, 2015, 2016)

Ph.D.: 1 (Academy of Korean Studies; 2014)

MISCELLANEOUS:

Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World (2011, http://www.marquiswhoswho.com/)

Listed as one of the 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century (2012, http://www.internationalbiographicalcentre.com/)

About 200 conference presentations, workshop participations and special lectures (1998- present)

About 30 TV and radio program appearances (Channel TV Asia, Fox News, VOA, Radio Free Asia, etc., 1998-present))