David Kyuman Kim

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David Kyuman Kim is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and a member of the Associated Faculty in the Program in American Studies at Connecticut College, where he was also the inaugural director of the College’s Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity. Since 2009, Kim has served as Senior Advisor at the Social Science Research Council and Editor-at-Large of The Immanent Frame. In spring 2009, he was the inaugural Visiting Professor in the Humanities at Brown University, as well as the Acting Program Director of the SSRC’s Program in the Religion and the Public Sphere. Kim is the author of Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics (Oxford 2007). He works in the areas of philosophy of religion, political theology, race and ethnic studies, memory, and political theory. During 2009-2010, the SSRC and The Immanent Frame has commissioned Kim to conduct “Rites and Responsibilities,” a dialogue forum on authority, accountability, sovereignty, and the public life of religion. Kim’s current book project is Future Perfect, Past Conditional: Memory, Tradition, Religion. He is also co-editor, with Philip Gorski and John Torpey, of the forthcoming volume Exploring the Postsecular..

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Associate Professor of Religious Studies and a member of the Associated Faculty in the Program in American Studies at Connecticut College