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Jodie Kim

Teaching Focus: Contemporary Literature & Literary Theory

Associate Professor


Jodie Kim was born in Korea and raised in the American South. She has a PhD in the New Southern Gothic and her research focuses on the intersection of racial, gendered, and political violence and contemporary literature. Jodie writes as SJ Kim. She is the author of This Part is SilentLink opens in a new window, an essay collection forthcoming with W.W. Norton in April 2024. Her writing has appeared in Oxford AmericanLink opens in a new window, WasafiriLink opens in a new window, and The Hanok ReviewLink opens in a new window among other publications, and has been nominated for the Pushcart PrizeLink opens in a new window. Her poetry and translation study received the 2021 Specimen Prize.

Jodie welcomes enquiries from potential doctoral students committed to studying race, gender, and sexuality. She is especially interested in the themes of horror and the occult, and the forms of experimental literature and hybrid writing. Prospective students should submit a proposal, a sample of writing, and a working bibliography.