Jason U. Kim is a doctoral candidate in Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
His research and teaching interests include the history of labor and immigration, Asians in the United States and Canada, and theories of intersectionality and intimacy.
He works as a Research Associate for PurifAid
, a nonprofit seeking to end the arsenic crisis in Bangladesh.
He has also significantly contributed to fostering a positive and vibrant intellectual community. He served as the inaugural Executive Editor of nineteen sixty nine: an ethnic studies journal,
as well as in various administrative capacities such as the Ethnic Studies Graduate Program Admissions Committee. He was also the head research assistant for the Mellon-Undergraduate Student Learning Initiative Curricular Innovation Grant in Ethnic Studies.
He has won many honors, including the SSHRC doctoral fellowship, the Edward Hildebrand Graduate Fellowship, and the UC Berkeley Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award. In total, he has won $84,000.00 in research funding.
He is an avid sci-fi/fantasy/mystery reader and can be frequently found at the gym.
He currently resides in Oakland, California.