Christine Kim

Associate Professor

Department of English Language and Literatures


Canadian Literature


Christine Kim is Associate Professor and editor of the journal Canadian Literature. Her teaching and research focus on Asian North American literature and theory, Canadian literature, diaspora studies, and cultural studies. She is the author of The Minor Intimacies of Race (University of Illinois Press, 2016) and co-editor of Cultural Grammars of Nation, Diaspora and Indigeneity (Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2012). She has contributed chapters to essay collections on Asian Canadian literature and theatre and published articles in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, InterventionsMosaicStudies in Canadian Literature, and Journal of Intercultural Studies. Christine is a founding co-director of Simon Fraser University’s Institute of Transpacific Cultural Research and a faculty affiliate of UBC’s Asian Canadian Studies and Asian Migration program (ACAM). Currently she is working on a SSHRC funded book-length project on representations of North Korea, cultural fantasies, and Cold War legacies.