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Dr Terri Kim

Professor of Comparative Higher Education

Higher Education Research Group (HERG: www.uel.ac.uk/herg)

    Terri Kim (PhD London) is Professor of Comparative Higher Education, leading Higher Education Research Group (https://www.uel.ac.uk/research/the-higher-education-research-group)  in the Cass School of Education and Communities, University of East London (UEL); and also an Honorary Senior Research Associate at the UCL Institute of Education; an Associate of the Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research (CHEER), University of Sussex; and a Principal Fellow of Higher Education Academy (PFHEA).

    Previously she was an OECD/CERI consultant; Visiting Scholar in International Relations at LSE; Brain Korea 21 Contract Professor at Seoul National University; full-time Lecturer at Brunel University London; Visiting Scholar at the I.E.C., Collège de France in Paris; Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Faculty of Arts, Monash University in Melbourne.

    She is a co-convenor of the SRHE Policy Network; Editorial Board member of seven international journals, including Comparative Education; Intercultural Education; British Journal of Educational Studies (BJES); and Policy Reviews in Higher Education.
    She had also served as a member of the CESE (Comparative Education Society in Europe) Executive Committee (2012-16) and the CHER (Consortium of Higher Education Researchers) Conference Committee (2015-16).

    She has published one book, four edited volumes (journal Special Issues), and over 45 articles internationally in the field of comparative higher education. She has strong interdisciplinary research interest in the relations of territory, mobility, identity and network; empires, (ethno)nationalism, cosmopolitanism, coloniality, interculturality; citizenship and the issues of equity and diversity, statelessness and human rights; social history of universities, varieties of academic capitalism, State-University relations, university governance, the academic profession and leadership in HE.  Her long-standing research is on transnational academic mobility/migration, knowledge creation and identity capital.  She is currently writing a book: Intellectual Strangers in the Open Society Then and Now: a Comparative Analysis.

    She co-led the Advance HE /Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE)-funded project on 'Tracking Impact of Diversifying Leadership Development Programme on BME Academics and Institutions' as a two-year longitudinal study (https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/news-and-views/exploring-leadership-development-black-and-minority-ethnic-staff-higher-education), and is a co-convener of the BAICE Thematic Forum: Diaspora and Internationalisation in Higher Education 2018-2020 (https://uelresearch.com/2020/01/22/diaspora-and-internationalisation-in-higher-education-university-of-london-senate-house-malet-street-london-wc1e-7hu-montague-room-ground-floor-thursday-27-february-2020-930-am-430/?fbclid=IwAR39rla9XYEVPcMKz41yZRDCgYytzQHeSMqJJp2LSvpNWoKdfi6jobjT7H0 ).
    Many of her invited talks [so far 70 invitations including 30 plenary/keynote lectures in 21 countries] and over 50 international publications have taken into account the future directions and strategic needs of Governments, international agencies, and policy think tanks – e.g. OECD, UNESCO-UNEVOC, EMN (European Migration Network), Academia Europaea, UKCGE (UK Council for Graduate Education), Public Policy Exchange, University World News, QS Aim, Times Higher Education, The Conversation, etc.

    ** Terri's research profile and publication details are available in the following web sites:
    Academia.edu: https://uel.academia.edu/TerriKim;
    ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Terri_Kim2
    Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=nV2UPg8AAAAJ&hl=en
    ORCiD ID:  https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7237-0682
    LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-terri-kim-a001169/
    Terri Kim's CV



    Overview




    Terri is Professor of Comparative Higher Education at UEL, Honorary Senior Research Associate at the UCL Institute of Education, and a Principal Fellow of Higher Education Academy (PFHEA). Previously she was a visiting scholar in International Relations at LSE; visiting scholar at the Collège de France in Paris, and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Monash University in Melbourne. 


    Her research interests are in (i) the relations of territory, mobility and identity, empires, nationalism, cosmopolitanism, coloniality, interculturality; (ii) equity, diversity and intersectionality, citizenship, statelessness and human rights; (iii) social history of universities, varieties of academic capitalism, state-university relations, university governance, the academic profession and leadership in HE. 


    She co-led the LFHE/ Advance HE funded project, a longitudinal study on the impact of Diversifying Leadership programme on the BME participants and institutions (https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/news-and-views/exploring-leadership-development-black-and-minority-ethnic-staff-higher-education) and working with CHEER on research collaborations around internationalisation of higher education.


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    Research

    She has published one book, four edited volumes (journal Special Issues), and 45 articles internationally in the field of comparative higher education. Six of her articles have been on the reading list of 7 postgraduate courses at major universities internationally (UK, USA, Canada, Denmark, Greece and Japan). Her book (Routledge, 2001) and my article (in Australian Journal of Education 49 (1), 2005) have been re-issued as a part of the Routledge Library Editions Programme and as a chapter in The Sage Sociology of Education Vol. III: Equalities and Identities respectively. 


    Her OECD project article (in Higher Education 2030) has been translated into French, Spanish and Japanese, and my article, Kim, T. (2008) Changing University Governance and Management in the UK and Elsewhere under Market Conditions, has been translated into Lithuanian and also cited in the MAUT and MUNASA combined brief to the Québec Government Committee on Education, BILL 38:  Government Over-Reach in the Name of Enhanced University Governance (LE PROJET DE LOI 38) in Québec, Canada. 


    Her publications [citations (1111 as of February 2020), h-index (16), i10-index (20) - as recorded in Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=nV2UPg8AAAAJ&hl=en] have led to many invitations and networks and made impacts. (For details, see CV section 3: Knowledge Transfer, Enterprise and Innovation.)

     

    She has strong interdisciplinary research interest in the relations of territory, mobility, knowledge, identity and network; issues of internationalisation, equity and diversity policy and practice in HE; university governance, the academic profession and leadership in HE.  Her long-term and ongoing research has been on transnational academic mobility/migration, knowledge creation and identity capital.  

    Publications

    Successful track record in raising research income:


    •    BAICE Thematic Forum Grant: 'Diaspora and Internationalisation in Higher Education', 2018-2020 (*co-convenor, in collaboration with Prof. Paul Morris and Mrs. Annette Bamberger, two Forums will be organised at UCL and UEL in 2019: Total amount of funding: £3000): https://uelresearch.wordpress.com/2018/10/05/baice-thematic-forum-call-for-papers/  
    •    Advance HE (Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE)) Grant: Tracking Impact of BME Leadership Development Programme (https://www.lfhe.ac.uk/en/programmes-events/programmes/diversifying-academic-leadership-in-he/dl-longitudinal-study.cfm)
    ** co-PI: Terri Kim, in collaboration with the ECU and Prof. Jan Fook (Independent Research, co-PI) and Prof. Udy Archibong (Bradford University).

    •    SRHE Research Award Grant: ‘Internationalisation, mobile academics and knowledge creation in universities: a comparative analysis’. *PI: Terri Kim; Co-I: Professor Rachel Brooks.
    The amount of funding: £10,000 (GBP) for the period of 12 months (April 2011- March 2012).

    •    Research-based teaching Grant: EU LLLP Erasmus Intensive Programme (IP): Learning in a global society: transnational perspectives (2012-2014). Contractor/Coordinator: University of Udine, Italy. Funding requested: € 33,000. My role as the UK Partner together with other partners from Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain, Greece, and Cyprus. Application. 

    Funding

    Areas of Academic Interest

    • Transnational academic mobility/migration: territory, mobility, knowledge, identity, network - varieties of academic capitalism, ethnonationalism, cosmopolitanism, human rights, refugees, statelessness, pariah
    • Internationalisation and interculturality in HE, epistemic (in)justice, diaspora, coloniality, cultural diplomacy
    • Equality and diversity policy and practice in HE, studies of elite, elite formation, race, ethnicity, gender
    • University governance, State-University relations, academic profession, academic leadership, liberalism, neoliberalism 
    • Comparative (higher) education methodology, biographical narrative research 
    • Comparative historical sociology, international relations, political philosophy, phenomenology


    Interests

    Portfolio




    Programmes
    EdD programme
    ET7750 Education Policy in Practice
    ED 6015: Dissertation
    ED4006: Philosophy of Education 
    ET7907 (Philosophy and Practice of Research); 
    ET8908 (Research Methodology); 
    Doctoral Supervision 

    Teaching