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Repertoires of Redemption: Migration, Asylum and Religion in the Era of Involuntary Immobility

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Jaeeun Kim is the Korea Foundation Endowed Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan. She studies race/ethnicity/ nationalism and international migration and citizenship from a comparative-historical and transnational perspective. Kim is the author of an award-winning book, Contested Embrace: Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth- Century Korea (Stanford University Press 2016; paperback 2020). She has also published articles in journals in sociological theory, law and society, race/ethnicity/migration, and historical sociology. Her article “Migration-Facilitating Capital: A Bourdieusian Theory of International Migration” (Sociological Theory 2018) won the 2019 Theory Prize from the American Sociological Association. Before joining the University of Michigan, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton and Stanford and taught at George Mason University for a year. She was selected as a member of the Institute for Advanced Study (School of Social Science) during 2016–2017 and a fellow at Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berllin (Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin) during 2020–2021.

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March 30
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm