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Hyun Jung Kim

PhD Student


School of Social Work
1010 W. Nevada St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Office: 2014


Hyun Jung received her MSW from Washington University in St. Louis and Philosophy from Tata Institute of Social Sciences.


Hyun Jung Kim’s research interest is related to the socio-economic-political-cultural resources impacting on livelihood of international women migrant workers from Asian countries. She uses gender as an analytical concept to examine how gender system influence the causes, flows and consequences of women migrants’ livelihood which should be comprehended beyond of economic stability: empowering female migrants not only employment and economic benefits but also liberation from existing cultural and societal constraints. First, understanding how gender system intersects with different social categories governing and diversifying the realities of the migration flow. Second, analyzing matrix of the relationships, including but not limited to the state, the employer-employee relationship, community and the general population, especially projected through the media. It is to intervene current social programs and policies, to propose protective policy, and to contribute to expansion of socio-economic-political inclusion.

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