Nan Kim

Associate Professor
 Holton Hall 365


PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2007

Research Narrative

I work at the intersection of contemporary history, memory studies, and the anthropology of politics, with a focus on divided Korea and Northeast Asia.

Research Interests

Modern and contemporary Korea
Cold War in Asia
History and memory
Anthropology of politics
Historical and ethnographic writing

Teaching Areas

Modern East Asia
Korean War and divided Korea
History and Anthropology
Gender, culture, and memory politics
History of the family

Courses Offered

Hist 141 – The Family and Sex Roles in the Past
Hist 176 – East Asian Civilization Since 1600: Modern East Asia
Hist 286/372 – Topics in Global History – The Korean War
Hist 398 – Honors Seminar: Dilemmas of Memory and Forgiveness – Contested Histories in East Asia
Hist 840 – Colloquium in Global History: History and Anthropology

Selected Publications

Kim, Nan. “Reuniting Families, Reframing the Korean War: Inter-Korean Reconciliation and Vernacular Memory.” Routledge Handbook on Memory and Reconciliation in East Asia. Ed. Kim, Mikyoung. Routledge, (2015).
Kim, Nan. “Korea on the Brink: Reading the Yŏnp’yŏng Shelling and its Aftermath.” Journal of Asian Studies, Cambridge University Press 70.2 (2011): 337-356.