Eunjung Kim

Eunjung Kim
Associate Professor
Phone: 315.443.3400

Eunjung Kim, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of Women’s and Gender Studies and the department of Cultural Foundations of Education and Disability Studies Program at Syracuse University.


MA, Women's Studies, Ewha Womans University

PhD, Disability Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago (Gender and Women's Studies Concentration)

Research & Scholarship

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.


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

Ewha-Hyunwoo Women and Peace Academic Award, Korean Women's Institute, Ewha Womans University 2020

Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award 2021

Society for the Humanities Fellowship, Cornell University 2021-2022

Courses Taught

  • 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 700 Rethinking Boundaries of the Human: Crip Ecologies, Disability, Otherness and the Nonhumans