York University, PhD

Christine Kim is Associate Professor and editor of the journal Canadian Literature. Her teaching and research focus on Asian North American literature and theory, Canadian literature, diaspora studies, and cultural studies. She is the author of The Minor Intimacies of Race (University of Illinois Press, 2016) and co-editor of Cultural Grammars of Nation, Diaspora and Indigeneity (Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2012). She has contributed chapters to essay collections on Asian Canadian literature and theatre and published articles in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, InterventionsMosaicStudies in Canadian Literature, and Journal of Intercultural Studies. Christine is a founding co-director of Simon Fraser University’s Institute of Transpacific Cultural Research and a faculty affiliate of UBC’s Asian Canadian Studies and Asian Migration program (ACAM). Currently she is working on a SSHRC funded book-length project on representations of North Korea, cultural fantasies, and Cold War legacies.

  • “Figuring North Korean Lives and Human Rights.” The Subject(s) of Human Rights: Crises, Violations, and Asian/American Critique. Ed. Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Guy Beauregard, and Hsiu-Chuan Lee. Philadelphia, Rome, Tokyo: Temple University Press, 2020. Asian American History and Culture series. 217-32.
  • “National and Global Decolonial Practices.” Journal of Intercultural Studies 40.5 (2019): 547-63.
  • Christine Kim and Christopher Lee. “Inter-referencing Asian Canadian Studies: Imagining Diasporic Possibility Outside the (Canadian) Nation.” Inter-Asia Journal of Cultural Studies 20.2 (2019): 302-13.
  • With Helen Leung (ed). Inter-Asia Beyond Asia. Special issue of Inter-Asia Journal of Cultural Studies 20.2 (2019).
  • The Minor Intimacies of Race: Asian Publics in North America. Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield: University of Illinois Press, 2016. The Asian American Experience series.
  • “The Smell of Communities to Come: Jeremy Lin and Post-racial Desire.” Journal of Intercultural Studies 35.3 (2014): 310-27.
  • “Intimating Asias, Postcolonial Possibilities, and the Art of David Khang.” Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies15.1 (2013): 24-37.
  • With Sophie McCall, and Melina Baum Singer (ed). Cultural Grammars of Nation, Diaspora and Indigeneity in Canada. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2012. TransCanada Series.