Dr. Joon K. Kim is a professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies and a faculty associate in the Department of Sociology at Colorado State University. His research interests include Political Economy of Labor, Immigration, and Race in Asia and the U.S.; Multiculturalism and Diversity; Labor Migration and Civil Society.
Since joining CSU faculty in 2000, he served as the adviser for Korean and Korean-American student associations, a resource faculty for Asian/Pacific American Cultural Center, and the founder of Korean Language and Cultural School in Fort Collins.
His research focuses on several interrelated areas, including the political-economy of labor, the gendered international migration, the civil society activism, the politics of race (via affirmative action, immigration, citizenship), and the multicultural labor relations.
His article, “The Political Economy of the Mexican Farm Labor Program, 1942-1964” (Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, 2004), won the ABC-CLIO America: History and Life Award at the Centennial Meeting of the Organization of American Historians in 2007. With a grant from the Korea Foundation, Dr. Kim organized an international conference on “Multicultural East Asia” at CSU in 2009, and co-edited the Special Issue volume for the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies(2011). He is a recipient of the Fulbright Fellowship and the Korea Foundation Field Research Fellowship.