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Eunjung Kim

Assistant Professor

Office location:3309 Sterling Hall
Office Hours: Fall 2014
Tuesday 8:20-9:20 am; Thursday 12:30-1:30 pm; by appointment
Office phone: 608-890-3889
Email: ekim63@wisc.edu

Her research interests include historical, cultural, transnational factors that shape disabled women's experiences; disabled women's anti-violence activism; humanitarian exchanges between the U.S. and South Korea; the politics of cultural representations of disability, gender, and sexuality; transnational disability studies theories; and asexuality representations. She is currently working on the book, Curative Violence: Rehabilitating Disability, Gender, and Sexuality in Modern 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 and the UW-Madison Institute for the Research in the Humanities Residential Fellowship. She is a member of UW Disability Studies Initiative and affiliated with the Center for Visual Cultures and the Center for East Asian Studies.

Gender & Women's Studies Courses:

Courses Fall 2014
GWS 424 Women's International Human Rights
Ingraham 224, 9:30 AM -10:45 AM Tuesday, Thursday
GWS 371: Disability and Gender in Film
Ingraham 224, 11:00 AM -12:15 PM Tuesday, Thursday

Courses Spring 2015
GWS 370: Topics in Gender and Disability: Disability and (A)sexuality
GWS 372: Visualizing Bodies: Humanitarian Representations of Vulnerability

Selected Publications:

“The Specter of Vulnerability and Bodies in Protest.” Disability, Human Rights and Limits of Humanitarianism, edited by Michael Gill and Cathy Schlund-Vials. Ashgate, 2014. http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781472420916

“Asexualities and Disabilities in Constructing Sexual Normalcy.” Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives, edited by Karli June Cerankowski and Megan Milks. Routledge, 2014. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415714426/

“Why Do Dolls Die?: The Power of Passivity and the Embodied Interplay of Disability and Sex Dolls.” Special issue on Pedagogy, Image Practices, Contested Corporealities, The Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies 34:3-4 (2012). http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/.U4m_PBaDQ5s

“Asexuality in Disability Narratives.” Sexualities 14.4 (2011). http://sex.sagepub.com/content/14/4/479

“How Much Sex is Healthy?: The Pleasures of Asexuality.” Against Health: How Health Became New Morality, edited by Anna Kirkland and Jonathan Metzel, NYU Press, 2010. https://nyupress.org/books/book-details.aspx?bookid=5244#.U4m_lhaDQ5s

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

“Modernity’s Rescue Mission: Postcolonial Transactions of Disability and Sexuality.” Coauthored with Michelle Jarman. Canadian Journal of Film Studies 17.1 (2008). Reprinted in Different Bodies: Essays on Disability in Film and Television, edited by Marja Evelyn Mogk, McFarland, 2013. http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-6535-4

“Minority Politics in Korea: Disability, Interraciality, and Gender.” Reprinted in Asian American Feminisms, edited by Leslie Bow, Routledge, 2012. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415579087/