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Gyewon Kim


Dr. Gyewon Kim joined the Art History faculty of the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design in 2013. She received her PhD in Art History from McGill University in 2010, and specializes in modern and contemporary art and visual culture in Japan and Korea. Before joining GSU, Dr. Kim held a postdoctoral fellowship in Japan-Korea studies at the University of Pittsburgh (2010-11). She also worked at SOAS, University of London as a Sainsbury Fellow for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (2011-12). Her research interests include the history of photography, the politics of knowledge and representation, and questions of subjectivity within the context of visual culture in East Asia.

Recent Publications:
“Tracing the Emperor: Photography, Famous Places and the Imperial Progresses in Pre-war Japan,” Representations, Vol. 117, No. 3 (Fall 2012): 115-150.
“Unpacking the Archive: Ichthyology, Photography and the Archival Record in Japan and Korea,” positions: east asia cultures critique, Vol. 18, No. 1 (Spring 2010): 51-87.

Book Reviews:
The New Women International: Representations in Photography and Film from the 1870s through the 1960, edited by Elizabeth Otto and Vanessa Rocco. Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture Vol. 2. No.1. (Fall 2012): 96-99.