Heejoo Kim

Korean Studies

M.A. in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University; M.A. in English Literature from Yonsei University, South Korea; B.A. in English and Media Studies from Sungshin Women’s University, South Korea.


Heejoo Kim is a Ph.D. student in modern Korean cultural studies. Her research aims to construe the impact of the Cold War through magazine culture in postwar Korea, intertwined with enhanced roles of visuality, political construction of bodies, and transnational sensibilities. More broadly, she is interested in tackling critical questions on modern Korea with interdisciplinary approaches of media studies, gender and sexuality studies, and theories of East Asia. Before joining Princeton, Heejoo worked as an intern in the arts and culture program at The Korea Society and gained a master’s degree in modern Korean literary and cultural studies from Columbia’s East Asian Languages and Cultures Department.