Contact Information

Email: heidikim (at)
Follow on Twitter: @HeidiKKim
UNC Office: Greenlaw 444
Office Phone: 919-962-4042

English department faculty page here.


Below are some features on Prof. Kim’s research and teaching.

WUNC Radio: Prof. Kim speaks with host Frank Stasio on “The State of Things.”

In the video below taken at a public event at Hunter College CUNY, Prof. Kim speaks about the Hoshida family of her edited volume, Taken from the Paradise Isle, at 1h 33′.

Downloadable press promotional flyer: Kim_ParadiseIsle_Flyer

A feature on engaged teaching:









Speaking about Arts@theCore, an arts teaching initiative:


Biographical Details

Prof. Kim has been in the UNC Department of English and Comparative Literature since 2010. She obtained her A.B. in Biochemical Sciences and Citation in French from Harvard University. After college, she worked in consulting and at Houghton Library, Harvard’s manuscript library, before going to Northwestern University, where she obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. in English. She has also blogged for Tennis Magazine and published short stories and creative nonfiction in anthologies, Asian American Literary Review, and Kartika Review.