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Boyeong Kim
  • Title
    • Ph.D. Candidate
    • Teaching Assistant
    • Instructor
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Latin American & Latino Studies
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Crown College Faculty Wing, 217
  • Office Hours By appointment
  • Mail Stop Merrill/Crown Faculty Services

Summary of Expertise

Boyeong is working on a project that puts Chile and South Korea into a critical conversation about the ways that economic development projects as well as the "economic miracle" discourses have shaped the boundaries of belonging. 

Research Interests

•     Economic development, belonging, and social memory in the transpacific world

•     Empires and subempires

•     Feminist international political economy, humanistic social sciences, inter- and trans-disciplinary approaches

Biography, Education and Training

Boyeong Kim is a Ph.D. candidate in Latin American and Latino Studies at UC Santa Cruz. She received her MA in International Studies and BAs in Economics and Hispanic Language and Literature from Seoul National University. She has work and research experiences in the field of international development cooperation.

Honors, Awards and Grants

CITL Graduate Pedagogy Fellow 2023 

STARS Scholarship (UCSC Women's Club) 2021

SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program 2020

Tinker Foundation Field Research Grant 2020

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests:   

•     Facilitating students' understanding of the basics of humanistic social sciences and their application to Latin American and Latinx Studies

•     Fostering critical thinking


Teaching Experience

Instructor of Record (2020 Summer Session I, 2021 Summer Session I & II, and 2022 Summer Session I)

•     LALS1: Intro to Latin American and Latino Studies 

Teaching Assistant (2019 Winter - 2023 Winter)

•     LALS100B: Cultural Theory in the Americas 

•     LALS100A: Social Science Analytics 

•     LALS1: Intro to LALS

•     LALS75: Art and Social Change in Latin America

•     LALS5: Human Rights and Social Justice 

•     LALS94X: Mother Earth, Capitalism, and Crises

•     LALS100: Concepts and Theories in LALS