Eunjung Kim

Eunjung Kim
Associate Professor
Phone: 315.443.3400

Eunjung Kim is Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Disability Studies.


MA, Women's Studies, Ewha Womans University

PhD, Disability Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago

Research & Scholarship

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.


Eunjung Kim's book Curative Violence: Rehabilitating Disability, Gender, and Sexuality in Modern Korea (Duke University Press, 2017) has won 2017 Alison Piepmeier Book Prize awarded by National Women's Studies Association and the 2018 James B. Palais Prize, awarded by the Association for Asian Studies.

AAUW International Fellowship 2006

The Future of Minority Studies Fellowship at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2007-2008

The Vulnerability Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship at Emory School of Law, 2008-2010

University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for the Research in the Humanities Residential Fellowship 2013

Courses Taught

  • CFE 600 Rethinking Boundaries of the Human: Animals, Things, and Otherness
  • DSP 775 Gender, Sexuality, and Disability
  • WGS 443 Intersectional Feminist Disability Studies 
  • DSP 700 Critical Vulnerability Studies 
  • WGS 201 Transnational Feminist Studies