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David Kyuman Kim
David Kyuman Kim is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Connecticut College, where he also served as the College's Inaugural Director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity from 2005-2008. In 2009, he was the inaugural Visiting Professor of the Humanities at the... show more

David Kyuman Kim is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Connecticut College, where he also served as the College's Inaugural Director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity from 2005-2008. In 2009, he was the inaugural Visiting Professor of the Humanities at the Cogut Center for the Humanities at Brown University. Kim is also Senior Advisor to the SSRC for projects on religion, as well as Editor-at-Large for SSRC's blog The Immanent Frame. In 2009, Kim served as acting program director for SSRC projects on religion. In conjunction with the SSRC's Luce-funded project on religion and international affairs, Kim is conducting Rites and Responsibilities, a dialogue forum on sovereignty, accountability, authority, and the public life of religion. Rites and Responsibilities appears on The Immanent Frame and includes dialogues with Andrew Bacevich, Jean Comaroff, Robert Hefner, Sidney Jones, Saeed Naqvi, Michael Sandel, Joan Scott, Tu Weiming, and Tariq Ramadan, among others. His book Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics was published by Oxford University Press in 2007. He is co-editor, with Philip Gorski, John Torpey, and Jonathan VanAntwerpen of the forthcoming collection Exploring the Post-Secular. With John L. Jackson, Jr., Kim is co-editing a special issue on race, religion, and democracy for The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. His current book project is Future Perfect, Past Conditional: the Work of Memory.
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