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Dr. Jihye Kim is a lecturer in Korean Studies in the School of Language and Cultural Studies at UCLan. A specialist in the migration, history and settlement experiences of diasporic Koreans, Dr. Kim has focused her research on Korean and Korean Chinese (Joseonjok) immigrants in Argentina.
Dr. Jihye Kim is a lecturer in Korean Studies in the School of Language and Cultural Studies at UCLan. Prior to joining UCLan in 2017, she taught Korean language, culture and history 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).
Dr. Kim specialises in the migration, history and settlement experiences of diasporic Koreans. She has published a number of works on Korean and Korean Chinese (Joseonjok) immigrants in Argentina. She participates in team research projects on the Korean and Jewish communities in Buenos Aires, funded by the Argentine National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET). Her current research interests include Korean and Korean Chinese (Joseonjok) immigration and entrepreneurship in Argentina and Brazil, and North Korean refugees in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Kim welcomes proposals for doctoral research on ethnic and migration studies, in particular, Asian/Korean migration.
Kim, Jihye (2018) Ethnicity, Opportunity, and Upward Mobility: Korean Entrepreneurship in the Argentine Garment Industry 1965 - 2015. Asian Ethnicity . ISSN 1463-1369.
Kim, Jihye & Sunhee, Koo (2017). “From father to son: 1.5- and second-generation Korean Argentines and ethnic entrepreneurship in the Argentine garment industry”, The Review of Korean Studies, Vol. 20 No. 2*
Bialogorski, Mirta & Kim, Jihye (2016). "Koreans and Jews in the "Avellaneda Avenue" neighbourhood: an interethnic and intercultural space?", VIII Jornadas de Investigación en Antropología Social Santiago Wallace.
Kim, Jihye (2016) "What makes Korean immigrants in Argentina concentrate on the clothing industry?" Miríada, No.12*
Kim, Jihye (2014). “Looking at the other through the eye of a needle: Korean garment businesses and inter-ethnic relations in Argentina”, The Asian Journal of Latin American Studies, Vol. 27 No. 1*
Kim, Jihye (2014). “Self-employment, social capital and social contexts: motivations of Korean immigrant entrepreneurs in the Argentine garment industry”, Studies for Koreans Abroad, Vol. 34
A study of the role of Korean religious communities in Brazil: past and present (Project Director), funded by Academy of Korean Studies (AKS)
New spaces of interculturality: Jews and Koreans in the City of Buenos Aires (Co-researcher), funded by the Argentine National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET).