Faculty

Joon Kim, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
E-mail: Joon.Kim@colostate.edu
359 Aylesworth Hall SE
Office: 970-491-6732

B.A. - New School for Social Research, New York
M.A. - University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D. - University of California, Berkeley

RESEARCH: Political Economy of Labor, Immigration, and Race in Asia and the U.S.; Multiculturalism and Diversity; Labor Migration and Civil Society

TEACHING: ETST 580 Immigration and Citizenship in the US, ETST 501 Ethnic Studies History and Theory, ETST 493 Ethnic Studies Research Methods and Writing, ETST 324 Asian Pacific American and the Law, ETST 252/HIST 250 Asian American History, ETST 100 Introduction to Ethnic Studies

Dr. Joon K. Kim is associate professor of Ethnic Studies with joint-appointment in the Department of Sociology. Since joining CSU faculty in 2000, he served as the advisor for Korean and Korean-American Student Associations, a resource faculty for Asian-Pacific Cultural Center, and the founder of Korean Language and Cultural School. His research focuses on several interrelated areas, including the political-economy of labor, the gendered international migration, the civil society activism, the local-global nexus of human rights discourses, the politics of race (via affirmative action, immigration, citizenship), the multicultural labor relations, and the nationalism-multiculturalism contradictions and co-presences. Based on more than fifty article submissions, his article, "The Political Economy of the Mexican Farm Labor Program, 1942-1964" (Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, 2004), won the ABC-CLIO America: History and Life Award at the Centennial Meeting of the Organization of American Historians in 2007. With a grant from the Korea Foundation, Dr. Kim organized an international conference on "Multicultural East Asia" at CSU in 2009, and co-edited the Special Issue volume for the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (2011). He is currently working on multicultural labor history of California, the politics of race in immigration policies (Arizonas SB1070), and the politics of culture in multicultural Korea. He is a recipient of the Fulbright Fellowship and the Korea Foundation Field Research Fellowship.





Selected Publications:

Refereed Journal Articles

Kim, Joon K. 2012. “California’s Agribusiness and the Farm Labor Question: The Transition from Asian to Mexican Labor, 1919-1939.” Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies 37(2): 43-72.

Kim, Joon K. 2011. "The Politics of Culture in Multicultural Korea." Special Issue Guest Co-Editor, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 37(10): 1583-1604.

Kim, Joon K. and Rhacel Parrenas. 2011. "Multicultural East Asia." Special Issue Guest Co-Editor, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 37(10): 1555-1561.

Kim, Joon K. and May Fu. 2008. "International Women in South Korea's Sex Industry: A New Commodity Frontier." Asian Survey 48(3): 492-513. (SSCI) [http://caliber.ucpress.net/loi/as?cookieSet=1]

Kim, Joon K. 2005. "State, Civil Society and International Norms: Expanding the Political and Labor Rights of Foreigners in South Korea." Asian and Pacific Migration Journal 14(4):383-418. (SSCI) [http://www.smc.org.ph/apmj.htm]

Kim, Joon K. 2005. "From Bakke to Grutter: Rearticulating Diversity and Affirmative Action in Higher Education." Multicultural Perspectives 7(2):12-19. [Official Journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education; http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t775653675~db=all]

Kim, Joon K. 2004. "The Political Economy of the Mexican Farm Labor Program, 1942-1964." Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies 29(2):13-53. [http://www.chicano.ucla.edu/press/journals/default.asp]

↑ This article won the ABC-CLIO: History and Life Award at the Centennial Meeting of the Organization of American Historians, St. Paul, Minnesota, March 2007.

Kim, Joon K. 2004. "Toward a Formulation of Foreign Worker Policy in South Korea: Lessons from Japan and Germany." Asia-Pacific Population Journal (United Nations, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific), 19(2):41-68. [http://www.unescap.org/esid/psis/population/journal/index.asp]

Kim, Joon K. 2003. "Insurgency and Advocacy: Unauthorized Foreign Workers and Civil Society in South Korea." Asian and Pacific Migration Journal 12(3):237-269. (SSCI) [http://www.smc.org.ph/apmj.htm]

Kim, Joon K. 1996. "An International Labor Migration to Developing Countries in Asia: A Case Study of Korea." Korea Journal of Population and Development 25(2):287-332. [Name changed to Development and Society; http://sociology.snu.ac.kr/isdpr/publication/journal/journal_index_list.htm]


Book Chapters

Kim, Joon K. and Maricela DeMirjyn. 2010. "Politics, Labor and Agribusiness: The Mexican Farm Labor Program, 1942-64." In ?Que Fronteras?: Mexican Braceros and a Re-examination of the Legacy of Migration , ed. P. Lopez, 27-42. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.

Kim, Joon K. 2009. "Ijuminkwa kŏn'gang: Han'guk-esŏ mitŭngnok ijuminŭi pogŏnŭiryosŏbisŭ chŏpkŭnsŏngi pojangtoeŏya hanŭn'ga?" [Migrants and Health: Should Unauthorized Migrants have Access to Healthcare in Korea?], in Han'guksahoewa Ijuminkŏn'gang: oeguginnodongja ŭiryopaeksŏ 2 [Korean Society and Migrant Health: The White Papers on the Migrant Worker Health II], pp. 277-96. Seoul, Korea: ch'ŏngnyŏn ŭisa. [http://www.mumk.org/]

Kim, Joon K. 2008. "Insurgency and Advocacy: Unauthorized Foreign Workers and Civil Society in South Korea." In Korean Studies Forum , Vol. 3, ed. Hyuk-Rae Kim, 289-330. Seoul, Korea: Yonsei University Press.

Kim, Joon K. 2008. "A Comparative View of Guest Worker Programs in Germany and the United States: Lessons for Korea." In Ijuminui Daehanminkuk [Immigrant Korea] , ed. Cheol Seoung Lee. Changwon, Korea: Gyungnam Migrant Workers Counseling Office.

Kim, Joon K. 2002. Preface to Between Two Adversaries: Korean Interpreters at Japanese Alien Enemy Detention Center during World War II, by Henry Hyung-ju Ahn. Fullerton, Calif.: Oral History Program, California State University, Fullerton.

Kim, Joon K. 2002. “Preface” In Between Two Adversaries: Korean Interpreters at Japanese Alien Enemy Detention Center during World War II, Henry Hyung-ju Ahn. Fullerton, Calif.: Oral History Program, California State University, Fullerton.


Book Reviews/Encyclopedic Entries

Kim, Joon K. 2011. Review of On the move for love: Migrant entertainers and the U.S. military in South Korea, Sealing Cheng. American Anthropologist 113(1): 166-167.

Kim, Joon K. 2008. "Repatriation of Mexican Americans." In Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Society, ed. R. T. Schaefer, 1150-1152. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications.

Kim, Joon K. 2008. "Wetbacks." In Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Society, ed. R. T. Schaefer, 1393-1395. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications.