Kim Sung Kyung

I obtained my M.A. Sociology of Culture and Ph.D. at the University of Essex, Department of Sociology. My research interests are Asian film studies; cultural geography; Asian popular culture; political economy of cultural industry in Asia; mobility in Asia; North Korean defectors and etc. Recent publications are in the field of Asian mobility, North Korean defectors, migration studies, and cultural industry. In the future, as a bigger project, I hope to apply a cultural studies perspective to migration studies in order to theorize the cultural aspects of human mobility.


Office: AS1 02-18
Tel: 6516-6974

Recent Publications

Sung Kyung Kim (2013). North Koreans’ Border Crossing and North Korea-China Borderland: ‘Sensed Place’ and the ‘Gendered’ Sense of Place of Female North Korean Border Crosser, Korean Journal of Sociology, 47(1).

Sung Kyung Kim and Oh Young Sook (2013). The Experiences and Cinematic Representation of North Korean Defector, Seoul: Munhwagwahak.

Sung Kyung Kim (2012). ‘Defector’, ‘Refugee’ or ‘Migrant’?: North Korean Settlers in South Korea’s Changing Social Discourse, North Korean Review, 8(2).