Elisa Kim

CCSRE Fellow (2016-2019)
B.A. in Asian American Studies, Pomona College
M.A. in East Asian Studies (specializing in Korea), Stanford University
Elisa Kim

Elisa Kim is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology. Her research expands on the relationship between racialization and prejudice, using North Koreans in South Korea as a case study because of its contextual singularity. She is additionally interested in the conceptual meaning(s) of "race" and "ethnicity," and how categorical boundaries are related to culture. Her dissertation (under the tutelage of Professor Gi-Wook Shin, Matt Snipp, and Dan McFarland) theorizes on racialization by systematically investigating the portrayal of minority groups in South Korean newspaper data across time using computational methods. Prior to the Ph.D., she majored in Asian American Studies at Pomona College and has an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Stanford while researching the relational landscape of North Korean human rights organizations.

HOBBIES: flipping money (using sociological insights); music (piano, harp)