Grace Ji-Sun Kim’s theological interest is in the area of Constructive Theology, Feminist Theology, and Asian Theology. Her teaching and research center on giving a voice to the marginalized and those on the underside of history. Her new book Colonialism, Han, and the Transformative Spirit (Palgrave Pivot) examines how globalism, colonialism, and consumerism have caused unjust suffering (han) for the earth’s exploited peoples and lands.
Born in South Korea and raised in Canada, Dr. Kim obtained her M.Div. from Knox College (University of Toronto) and her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. She is an Associate Professor of Doctrinal Theology and the Director of the Master of Arts in Theological Studies program at Moravian Theological Seminary, Bethlehem PA.
Grace is the author of three books: Colonialism, Han, and the Transformative Spirit (Palgrave Pivot); The Holy Spirit, Chi, and the Other: A Model of Global and Intercultural Pneumatology (Palgrave Macmillan); and The Grace of Sophia: A Korean North American Women’s Christology (Pilgrim Press). She has also written over fifty journal articles, book reviews, and book chapters. Presently, she is working on a biblical commentary on First and Second Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah for the series Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible (Westminster John Knox Press, forthcoming).
Dr. Kim serves on the American Academy of Religion’s (AAR) Research Grants Jury Committee. She is also a co-chair of the AAR’s Women of Color Scholarship,Teaching and Activism Consultation and is a steering committee member of AAR’s Comparative Theology Group and Religion and Migration Group. She sits on the editorial board for the Journal for Religion and Popular Culture.
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