Sunmin Kim

|Assistant Professor
Academic Appointments
  • Assistant Professor of Sociology

  • Faculty associate, The Dartmouth Consortium of Studies in Race, Migration, and Sexuality (RMS)

Sunmin Kim is primarily interested in bringing insights from sociology of culture and knowledge into the studies of race and immigration in the United States.

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Blunt Alum Ctr, Room 301D
HB 6104




  • B.A. Seoul National University
  • M.A. Seoul National University
  • M.A. University of California, Berkeley
  • Ph. D. University of California, Berkley

Selected Publications

  • Kim, Sunmin. 2021. "Fault Lines among Asian Americans: Convergence and Divergence in Policy Opinions" RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of Social Sciences 7(2): 46-67 Link 

  • Lara-Milan, Armando, Brian Sargent, and Sunmin Kim. 2020. "Theorizing with Archives: Contingency, Mistakes, and Plausible Alternatives" Qualitative Sociology 43(3): 345-365. Link

  • Kim, Sunmin. 2019. "Rethinking Models of Minority Political Participation: Inter- and Intra-group Variation in Political "Styles" The Du Bois Review: Social Science Research On Race 16(2): 489-510. Link

  • Lara-Milan, Armando, Brian Sargent, and Sunmin Kim. 2019. "Where is the Archive in Historical Sociology? The Case for Ethnographic Dispositions" Trajectories 30. Link

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Works In Progress

  • Re-categorizing Americans: Difference, Distinction, and Belonging in the Dillingham Commission (1907-1911)(Book manuscript in progress)

  • "Assimilation in Market and Politics: Exit and Voice for Children of Imimgrants" 

  • "Reworking Whiteness: Challenges to the Racial Ideology of the Dillingham Commission (1907-1911)"

  • "Polling, Public Opinion, and Political Accountability in South Korea" (with Taeku Lee)

  • "Public Trust of Opinion Polls in South Korea: An Analysis of 2018 KGSS Data” (with Taeku Lee)

  • “Boundary-Making across 22-OECD Countries: A Multi-Level Latent Class Approach” (with Inkwan Chung)

  • "Category Traversing: Early Korean Immigrants Eluding the American State" (with Carolyn Choi, Joseph Chong, and Amy Park)