Project Description

JWKIMKING SEJONG ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF KOREAN STUDIES

Jungwon Kim is the King Sejong Assistant Professor of Korean Studies. She specializes in gender, family, and legal history of Chosŏn Korea (1392-1910). Her broad research interests include women’s writings, ritual and expression of emotions, and the use of legal archives.

She is currently completing a book manuscript, Negotiating Virtue: The Politics of Chastity and Social Power in Late Chosŏn Korea. Her most recent publications include Wrongful Death: Selected Inquest Records from Nineteenth Century Korea (with Sun Joo Kim at Harvard, University of Washington Press, 2014); “You Must Avenge On My Behalf: Widow Chastity and Honor in Nineteenth-Century Korea”, Gender and History (Vol. 26.1, 2014); “Deeper than the Death: Chaste Suicide, Emotions, and the Politics of Honour in Nineteenth-Century Korea,” in Carolyn Strange, Christopher Forth, and Robert Cribb eds., Honour, Violence, and Emotions in History (London: Bloomsbury, 2014). 

She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University, taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and was a member of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ (2012-13) before joining the department in 2013.

Office: 416 Kent Hall
Office Hours: R 1:00-3:00
Teaching Hours: M 12:10-2:00, M 4:10-6:00
Email: jk3638@columbia.edu