Seeking Belonging and Identity: The Cultural Transnationalization of the Korean Community in the Nation's Capital

Dr. Dae-Young Kim

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 1:00 PM
Johnson Center, 243

Dae Young Kim is an assistant professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at George Mason University.  He is the author of several articles and book chapters on immigrant integration, particularly the integration of children of immigrants.  His chapter entitled, “Leaving the Ethnic Economy: The Rapid Integration of Second-Generation Korean Americans in New York,” appeared in Becoming New Yorkers: Ethnographies of the New Second Generation (Russell Sage Foundation Press, 2004).  Several of his papers addressing the integration of 1.5 and second-generation Korean Americans have also appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as the Sociology of Religion, International Migration Review, and Ethnic and Racial Studies.  His latest paper (coauthored with Veena Kulkarni), entitled “The Role of Father’s Occupation on Intergenerational Educational and Occupational Mobility: The Case of Second-Generation Chinese Americans in New York,” appeared in the Sociological Forum. 

Dr. Kim is currently working on two book projects.  The first one focuses on the processes of acculturation and racialization among 1.5 and second-generation Korean Americans in New York.  The second one (with Okyun Kwon) examines the Korean community in the greater Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.