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Dr Jihye Kim

Lecturer in Korean Studies
School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies
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Dr. Jihye Kim is Lecturer in Korean Studies at the School of Humanities, Language and Cultural Studies at the University of Central Lancashire. A specialist in the migration and settlement experiences of diasporic Koreans, Dr Kim has published a number of articles on Korean migration to Argentina and Brazil. Her current research has expanded to include Korean migration to Latin America and Europe, in particular Korean migration to Spain and Mexico and North Korean migration to the United Kingdom.

As a Korean Studies scholar, Dr Kim has taught both Korean language and social science courses. Currently, at UCLan she leads several major modules in Korean Studies.

Prior to joining UCLan in 2017, Dr Kim taught diverse courses in Korean and Asian Studies at several universities, such as Keimyoung University (2003), Catholic University of Peru (2004-2008), National University of Colombia (2009), and The University of Auckland (2012-2016).

She has published journal articles on a range of topics in migration and ethnic studies, such as ethnic/immigrant business, informality, inter-ethnic relationships and immigrant religious organisations, among other topics. Visit Clok to view her publications.

Dr Kim welcomes MA and PhD dissertations on topics in migration and ethnic studies for supervision.

  • PhD, Asian Studies, University of Auckland, 2017

Modules Taught

  • KO1000 - Background to Korea
  • KO2005 - Contemporary Korean Society and Culture
  • AL1925 - Beginners Korean Language