Jinwon Kim


  • Ph.D candidate in Sociology at the Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York
  • Graduate Teaching Fellow at Queens College, City Univ. of New York
  • M.A in Sociology from Seoul National University, South Korea
    • with research on the reproduction of poverty in Seoul’s public housing
  • B.A in Urban Sociology from University of Seoul, South Korea

Areas of Interest:

  • Urban sociology, Immigration, Globalization and Global consumption
Dissertation Description:

Jinwon is currently working on her dissertation which analyzes how a non-Western culture becomes embedded in a Western urban context as a new form of an ethnic enclave by focusing on Manhattan’s Korea town. She focuses on not onyl the physical uniqueness of the urban landscape in Manhattan’s Koreatown but also the historical and socio-cultural code of an ethnic consumption space which is constructed by immigrants and young transnational actors since 1965.