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Eunjung Kim

Assistant Professor

Office location:3309 Sterling Hall
Office Hours: On leave Spring 2014 for UW-Madison Institute for the Research in the Humanities Residential Fellowship
Office phone: 608-890-3889
Email: ekim63@wisc.edu

Her research interests include historical and cultural factors that shape disabled women's experiences in South Korea; the politics of cultural representations of disability, gender, and sexuality; transnational disability studies theories; and asexuality representations. She is currently working on a cultural history of disabled women in Korea. She is a recipient of the AAUW International Dissertation Fellowship, the Future of Minority Studies postdoctoral fellowship at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and the Vulnerability Studies postdoctoral fellowship at Emory University. She is a member of Disability Studies Cluster and affiliated with Center for Visual Cultures and Center for East Asian Studies.

Gender & Women's Studies Courses:

GWS 102: Gender, Women, and Society in Global Perspective
GWS 370: Topics in Gender and Disability: Disability and Gender in Film
GWS 424: Women’s International Human Rights
GWS 950 Graduate Topics: Visualizing Vulnerability: Transnational
Feminist Inquiry on Humanitarian Representations and Disability
RPSE 660 Graduate Topics: Theorizing Normalcy

Selected Publications:

“Asexuality in Disability Narratives,” Sexualities 14.4 (2011): 479-493.

“‘Heaven for Disabled People’: Nationalism and International Human Rights Imagery.” Disability and Society. 26.1 (2011): 93-106.

“The Melodrama of Virginity and Sex Drive: The Gendered Discourse of ‘the Sexual Oppression of Disabled People’ and Its ‘Solutions.’” Sexuality Research and Social Policy 7.4 (2010): 334-347.

“How Much Sex is Healthy?: The Pleasures of Asexuality.” Against Health: How Health Became New Morality, ed. Anna Kirkland and Jonathan Metzel, NYU Press, 2010: 157-169.

“‘A Man, with the Same Feelings’: Disability, Humanity, and Heterosexual Apparatus in Breaking the Waves, Born on the Fourth of July, Breathing Lessons, and Oasis.The Problem Body: Projecting Disability on Screen,ed. Sally Chivers and Nicole Markotic, Ohio State University Press, 2010: 131-156.

“Modernity’s Rescue Mission: Postcolonial Transactions of Disability and Sexuality.” Coauthored with Michelle Jarman (Collaboration Equal). Canadian Journal of Film Studies 17.1 (2008): 52-68.

“Minority Politics in Korea: Disability, Interraciality, and Gender.” Intersectionality and Beyond: Law, Power, and the Politics of Location, ed. Emily Grabham, Davina Cooper, Jane Krishnadas, Didi Herman (Routledge-Cavendish, 2008), 230-250.  Reprinted in Disability Studies Reader, 3rd edn, ed. Lennard Davis, Routlege, 2010: 417-431.

“Cultural Rehabilitation: Hansen’s Disease, Gender, and Disability in Korea.” Wagadu: Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies (2007): 110-124.