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)