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Claire Jean Kim

Professor, Political Science
School of Social Sciences

Professor, Asian American Studies
School of Humanities

Ph.D., Yale University


B.A., Harvard College

Phone: (949) 824-3192
Fax: (949) 824-8762
Email: cjkim@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
3151 Social Science Plaza
Mail Code: 5100
Irvine, CA 92697

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Research
Interests
Race, Asian American politics, Black politics, social movements, immigration, human-animal studies
   
Research
Abstract
Claire Jean Kim is Professor of Political Science and Asian American Studies. She teaches graduate and undergraduate classes on race, Asian American politics, Black politics, social movements, immigration, and human-animal studies. Dr. Kim’s first book, Bitter Fruit: The Politics of Black-Korean Conflict in New York City (Yale University Press, 2000) won two awards from the American Political Science Association: the Ralph Bunche Award for the Best Book on Ethnic and Cultural Pluralism and the Best Book Award from the Organized Section on Race and Ethnicity. Her second book, Race, Species, and Nature in a Multicultural Age (Cambridge University Press, 2015), examines the intersection of race and species in impassioned disputes over how immigrants of color, racialized minorities, and Native people use animals in their cultural traditions. Dr. Kim has also written numerous journal articles and book chapters. She is the recipient of a grant from the University of California Center for New Racial Studies, and she has been a fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey and the University of California Humanities Research Institute. She is currently working on a book manuscript on Asian American politics and antiblackness.
   
Publications Dangerous Crossings: Race, Species, and Nature in a Multicultural Age (Cambridge University Press, 2015)
   
  Species/Race/Sex, a special issue of American Quarterly, 65, 3, September 2013, co-edited with Carla Freccero
   
  Bitter Fruit: The Politics of Black-Korean Conflict in New York City (Yale University Press, 2000)
   
   
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Last updated 09/06/2014