Nuri Kim

Dr Nuri Kim


Nuri teaches Korean history at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. He is interested in historical memory, religious history, and the history of knowledge in early modern and modern times.

Nuri Kim

Nuri received an MA from the University of Chicago and a PhD in History and East Asian Languages from Harvard University. After graduation, Nuri went on to gather extensive experience as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania as well as Johns Hopkins University. He moved to the University of Cambridge in 2021 as a lecturer in Korean Studies at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.


Nuri is interested in the history of knowledge, historiography, and new religious movements in Korea and East Asia at large. In his ongoing research, he looks at the creation of alternative knowledge regimes and the competition over epistemological authority between academia and various other social forces in modern Korea. His first book project, currently in progress, delves into the making of a historical imagination that drew inspiration from mythological and religious sources as well as the “modern” scholarly practices of the early twentieth century.


What's on

Saptarishi by Simon Patterson

Art Exhibition: 'Simon Patterson: Out of Order'

26/11/2022 at 10.00

Visit Wolfson's latest exhibition 'Out of Order' featuring work by prominent artist Simon Patterson, open to the public, Saturday and Sundays, 10am - 5pm.

Children listening to loud music

Thinking Against Babylon, One Beat at a Time: Black Music as Radical, De-colonial Epistemology

29/11/2022 at 17.30

What is radical and de-colonial about Black music as an instrument for radical thought? 

Wolfson in Singapore

Wolfson in Singapore

29/11/2022 at 19.00

Join Sian Cook, Director of Networks, for our Wolfson in Singapore events

Musician from Cambridge University Brass Band

Music and Madeira: Festive Fun with Cambridge University Brass Band

29/11/2022 at 21.00

A recital following Formal Hall with the Cambridge University Brass Band performing seasonal music.

A poster of Wolfson Sustainability Thinking Space Research and Personal. A brain with heart and cogs in different shades of green surrounded by white text with icons showing hands and a building

Sustainability Thinking Space

30/11/2022 at 17.30

A free, interactive sustainability education and thinking space open to all Wolfson members, providing a guided space to develop your sustainability thinking, action and development.