University of California, Berkeley
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Member Since: 2015
Kim is the co-founder of the non-profit organization Asian Women United (AWU) of California, which produced the anthologies Making Waves: Writings By and About Asian American Women and Making More Waves: More Asian American Women’s Writing. She also co-founded the Oakland Korean Community Center (now the Korean Community Center of the East Bay) and the Asian Immigrant Women Advocates.
Kim received her B.A. in English and American Literature from the University of Pennsylvania, her M.A. in English and Comparative Studies from Columbia University, and her Ph.D. in Social Foundations of Education from the University of California, Berkeley. She received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Massachusetts and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Notre Dame.
Some of her awards include the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Asian American Studies (2011), the Association of Asian American Studies Book Award in Cultural Studies (2004), and the Hall of Outstanding Women at California (1995).