Jinsook Kim

Jinsook Kim, Ph.D.

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

Jinsook Kim’s research focuses on online hate culture and digital feminist activism. She also studies globalization and the reconstruction of national identity at the intersection of gender, race/ethnicity, and nationality.

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 program takes a transnational approach to digital media platforms, online hate culture, and social and political activism. She is currently working on her first book project, tentatively titled Sticky Activism: Online Misogyny and Feminist Anti-Hate Activism in South Korea. The book project is based on her doctoral dissertation, which received a Dissertation Award Honorable Mention from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies in 2021 and was supported by a WW (formerly Woodrow Wilson) Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies, a Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council, and a Dissertation Award from the Korean American Communication Association. Her work on topics in global digital media culture ranging from feminist activism to sports and nationalism has appeared in peer-reviewed journals including JCMS: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, Feminist Media Studies, and Communication, Culture & Critique. She also has articles forthcoming in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society and Korea Journal.


  • Ph.D., University of Texas, 2019

Selected Publications