Jina Kim

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Doctoral Candidate in English and Women's Studies

Office Location(s): 1122 Lane Hall
Phone: 734.647.4943

  • About

    I am a 2007 graduate of Agnes Scott College and a Ph.D candidate at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Broadly, I research contemporary ethnic U.S. literatures and cultures, women-of-color feminisms, disability studies, urban sociology, and the public humanities. My dissertation, Anatomy of the City: Race, Infrastructure, and U.S. Fictions of Dependency, demonstrates how ethnic American expressive cultures situated in post-Reagan cities—fictional, visual, and autobiographical—recuperate the maligned condition of public dependency. Drawing together ethnic literary, feminist disability, and urban studies, it re-conceptualizes the pathologized cityscape disabled by anti-welfare policy, and generates modes of critique from the little-explored intersection of anti-racist, anti-capitalist, and feminist disability politics.