Jinsook Kim, Ph.D.

Portrait of Jinsook Kim
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication

Jinsook Kim earned her Ph.D. in Media Studies from the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin in 2019. Her research interests include digital media, online hate culture, and social and political activism in the context of contemporary South Korea. She is currently working on her first book project based on her dissertation, titled Contesting Hate: Online Misogyny and Networked Feminist Anti-Hate Activism in South Korea. During her CARGC fellowship, she also plans to interrogate the convergence between popular feminism, nationalism, and anti-refugee backlash in South Korea. She has published articles on topics in global digital media culture ranging from feminist activism to sports and nationalism in the peer-reviewed journals Feminist Media Studies, Communication, Culture & Critique, and Communication and Sport. She also authored a chapter in the edited anthology Mediating Misogyny: Gender, Technology, and Harassment (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). She is a recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies, a Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council, a Dissertation Award from Korean American Communication Association, and top paper awards from academic conferences including SCMS, ICA, and AEJMC.

Jinsook Kim is a postdoctoral fellow with the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication.

Kim's Network

  • Global and Comparative Communication
  • Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication