Institute for Immigration Research

Dae Young Kim

Dae Young Kim

Dae Young Kim

Associate Professor

Immigration, ethnicity, race, Asian American studies, and globalization

Dae Young Kim is Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at George Mason University.  He received his B.A. in Sociology and Spanish from SUNY-Binghamton and his Ph.D. in Sociology from CUNY Graduate Center.  His articles and book chapters on immigrant integration, particularly the integration of children of immigrants, have appeared in the Sociology of Religion, International Migration Review, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and Sociological Forum

In his recent book entitled, Second-Generation Korean Americans: Their Struggle for Full Inclusion (2013), he examines the processes of acculturation and racialization among 1.5 second-generation Korean Americans in New York.

Dr. Kim is currently working on a book project, which examines the history and evolution of the Korean community in the greater Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area through the lens of globalization and transnationalism.

Current Research

Selected Publications

Kim, Dae Young.  2014.  “Coping with Racialization: Second-Generation Korean-American Responses to Racial Othering,” in Pyong Gap Min (Ed), Younger-Generation Korean Experiences in the U.S. and Canada.  Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.  (Forthcoming)


Kim, Dae Young.  2011.  “The Pursuit of Elite High Schools and Colleges among Second-Generation Korean Americans.”  Development and Society 40(2): 225-259.


Kim, Dae Young.  2011.  “Second-Generation Korean Americans and Electoral Politics.”  The Review of Korean Studies 14(3): 123-153.

Courses Taught

SOCI 120 Globalization and Society

SOCI 303 Sociological Research Methodology

SOCI 308 Racial and Ethnic Relations

Dissertations Supervised

Ann Johnson, A Right-to-Work Model, the Unionization of Fairfax County Government Workers (2017)

Abigail Reiter , Racialized Microaggressions, Internalized and Intersecting Oppressions, and Identity Negotiation among Students of Color at a Predominately White University in the US Southeast (2016)