Korean Studies

Yoonjung Kim

Research Associate


University of Tübingen
Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies
Department of Korean Studies
Wilhelmstraße 133, R. 60

 +49-7071-29 72702
 yoonjung.kimspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

Office Hours

Wednesday: 16.00 - 18.00h

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Yoonjung Kim is a Ph.D. student in Korean studies at the University of Tübingen, Germany. With a background in Cultural Anthropology, she received her bachelor's degree from Duksung Women’s University and her master’s degree from Seoul National University in Anthropology. Her research interests lie at the intersection of social movements, emotion studies, gender studies, and digital ethnography. Her master's thesis, "Practices and Affects of Young Viewers of Animal Content and Changing Human-Animal Relationships in South Korea", explored emergent online human-animal relationships in South Korea. In her Ph.D. research, she expands on this topic, focusing more on the solidarity and social movements being created in South Korea that are affected by subtle emotions shared among South Korean women.

Academic Profile

since 10.2022
Ph.D. student and research associate

Dep. of Korean Studies, Eberhard-Karls University Tübingen

09.2018 - 02.2022
MA, Anthropology

Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

03.2013 - 08.2018
BA, Major in Cultural Anthropology, Minor in Philosophy

Duksung Women's University, Seoul, South Korea

06.2016 - 07.2017
BA, Exchange student, Social Science

Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany