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CRES Lecture Series - New Trend, Old Racism: How Korean Popular Culture Perpetuates the American Racial Hierarchy and Anti-Blackness.

Oct 19, 2022
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Waterman Bldg 338 (Memorial Lounge)

New Trend, Old Racism: How Korean Popular Culture Perpetuates the American Racial Hierarchy and Anti-Blackness.

Guest speaker:
Professor Jinwon Kim, Ph.D.
New York City College of Technology, City University of New York (CUNY)

Bio:
Jinwon Kim, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at City Tech, CUNY. Her research explores themes of race and ethnicity, Asian-American studies, urban sociology, immigration, transnational and global sociology, and consumption. She has just finished her book manuscript, entitled The Koreatown in Manhattan: Branding Korea and Marketing Ethnicity in the Global Economy that understands Manhattan's Koreatown as a transnational space for consumption, leisure, and entertainment, or Transclave. She is currently working on her second book project on global anti-Black racism, entitled New Trends, Old Conflicts: New Black-Korean Relations in an Era of Global Racism and Global Media, aiming to unpack unresolved questions about racism, anti-Blackness, and interracial relations between Koreans and Black people by emphasizing the media and entertainment industries in the context of global racism and global media.
Kim¿s works appear in City & Community, International Journal of Cultural Policy, CUNY Forum, and A Companion to Korean American Studies. She is also an editor with two other sociologists for Koreatowns: Exploring the Economics, Politics, and Identities of Korean Spatial Formations, an edited volume on global Koreatowns, which was published in 2020 by Lexington Books. Kim earned her doctorate in sociology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

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