Gina Kim’s research sets forth a comprehensive study of modern Manchurian visual culture that integrates art exhibitions, graphic magazines, film, newsreels, and propaganda. More broadly, her research interests include East Asian modern art, specifically the visual culture of the Japanese Empire and Sino-Japanese art exchanges. Her work experience ranges from research and teaching to curation, including the co-creation of the exhibit “Korean True-view Paintings and Virtuous Scholars” at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA), in Eugene, Oregon.
She has also secondary and tertiary research interests in topics such as: Korean contemporary popular culture; Japanese and Korean manga; and gender and sexuality in East Asian visual culture.
AS 251 Korean Contemporary Culture
ART 451 Visual Culture of Japanese Empire
PhD (ABD) University of California, San Diego, MA University of Oregon, B.ED Seoul National University of Education