Hwansoo Kim

Hwansoo Kim

Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies

External Address: 
118 Gray Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90964, Durham, NC 27708-0964
(919) 660-3500


Professor Kim’s primary research concerns Korean Buddhism in the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries in the context of colonialism, imperialism, and modernity. His broader scholarship includes East Asian religions, Buddhist modernities, transnational Buddhism, monasticism, clerical marriage, rituals, and ethics.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Harvard University 2007