Eunjung Kim

Assistant Professor, Women's and Gender Studies

Research and Teaching Interests

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 [20th century]. Most interested in teaching gender, sexuality, and disability in film; international human rights representations; humanitarian communications; Asian feminisms and women’s movements; and theories of a/sexualities.


Kim is a recipient of the AAUW International Fellowship; the Future of Minority Studies postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; the Vulnerability Studies postdoctoral fellowship at Emory University; and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for the Research in the Humanities Residential Fellowship. She previously taught at Emory University and University of Wisconsin-Madison on the topics of disability and gender in film; visual cultures of health, vulnerability, and humanitarianism; human rights; and disability and a/sexualities theories in addition to introduction to gender and women's studies.


Courses (2015-2016)
WGS 301 Feminist Theory
WGS 410 Advanced Studies in Feminist Thought
CFE 600 Rethinking Boundaries of the Human: Animals, Things, and Otherness

Courses (2016-2017)
WGS 400 Intersectional Feminist Disability Studies
DSP 700 Disability and Gender in Film
WGS 201 Transnational Feminist Studies

Courses (2017-2018)
WGS 443 Intersectional Feminist Disability Studies 
DSP 775 Gender, Sexuality, and Disability
WGS 201 Transnational Feminist Studies


Recent Publications:

 Curative Violence book cover

Curative Violence: Rehabilitating Disability, Gender, and Sexuality in Modern Korea (Duke University Press, 2017)

“Unbecoming Human: An Ethics of Objects,” GLQ: A journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, vol.21, nos 2-3(2015): 295-320

“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, 137-154