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Bohyeong Kim named Dean’s Faculty Fellow

Posted by on Monday, August 22, 2022 in News, Spotlights.

Bohyeong Kim, assistant professor of communication studies, has been named a Dean’s Faculty Fellow by the Vanderbilt College of Arts and Science. The Dean’s Faculty Fellows Program launched in 2018 to support untenured faculty in their research, scholarship, and creative expression. Faculty are selected because of their scholarly accomplishments and the promise they show to make an impact in their respective fields. Kim will hold the title for two years.

Kim is currently completing a book entitled Critically Capitalist: The Spirit of Asset Capitalism in South Korea, which presents an ethnography of South Korea’s aspiring asset owners to theorize “critical capitalism” as a simultaneous critique and legitimation of capitalism. Her work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Cultural StudiesTelevision & New Media, MediaCulture & Society, and International Journal of Communication.

Kim has also been awarded a Dean’s Research Studio grant, which allows her to bring to campus two scholars from the field to engage her work. The department is thrilled to welcome Jiyeon Kang and Roopali Mukherjee to campus to participate in this important conversation about Kim’s scholarship.