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Dr.  Helen Kim



I am a Lecturer in Sociology and I teach on the BSc. Sociology and Social Policy programme. Before I joined UEL, I was a Fellow in Sociology at the LSE from 2012-2014. I was awarded the Ph.D. in Sociology from the LSE in 2011. My research and teaching interests include the areas of race and racialization, diaspora, queer cultures and the urban. I am also interested in ethnography and in developing visual research methods. 


    My current research is on collecting oral histories of the Korean German diaspora. The research will focus on the links between diasporic movement, migration and racialization and memory in Germany.
    My research will address the gap in sociological research on other diasporic communities in Germany and new forms of mobility by examining the little documented experiences of mobility of first and second generation German Koreans in Berlin.

    I have just published a book entitled 'Making Diaspora in a Global City: South Asian Youth Cultures in London' by Routledge in 2015. This book explores the making of urban underground music cultures and diasporic space in London.


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    Making Diaspora in a Global City: South Asian Youth Cultures in London

    Kim, H. . 2015. Routledge .





    I am the Module Convenor on the following modules:

    Researching East London II
    Work-based Learning Module
    Adventures in Intersectionality (with Gargi Bhattacharyya)

    I also teach on the following modules:

    Globalisation and Modern Britain
    Cultural Sociology

    I welcome applications for PhD supervision in any of the following areas:
    Race, racism and popular culture, migration, diaspora and identity, urban multiculture, queer cultures.
    Programme Leader on the BA Sociology with Criminology (Hons)