So Yeon Kim


So Yeon Kim is a Ph.D. student in the Department of English at University of Hawai’i at Mānoa who specializes in film and cultural studies. Her M.A. thesis discusses the self-reflexivity of Hollywood films specifically those echoing the advent of sound. She has presented and published papers that cover both American and Korean films in several Korean scholarly conferences and journals. Her current area of interest is Asian American and Korean film, focusing on the portrayal of Korean diaspora and the cultural implications of their nomadic nature in both American and Korean films.


  • “Prospect From Confusion: Singin’ in the Rain (1952) and Opportunity of New Technology.” New Korean Journal of English Language and Literature, vol.59, no. 3, 2017, pp. 119-33. [ISSN: 1598-7124]
  • “The Representation of Transhuman Ideas in BBC’s Sherlock.Journal of English and American Studies, vol.13, 2014, pp. 99-112.

Areas of Interest

  • Film
  • Asian American Literature
  • Asian American Identity Formations
  • Transnationalism, Transnational Identity
  • Feminist Theory
  • Food Coffee and more food


Summer Semester 2022
  • ENG-272: Introduction to Literature: Culture&Literature: Asian Americans through Popular Culture

Spring Semester 2022
  • ENG-271: Introduction to Literature: Genre: Beyond the 1 Inch Barrier: Asian and Asian American Film

Fall Semester 2021
  • ENG-200: Composition II
  • ENG-200: Composition II

Spring Semester 2021
  • ENG-200: Composition II

Fall Semester 2020
  • ENG-100: Composition I
  • ENG-100: Composition I

Summer Semester 2020
  • ENG-100: Composition I