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

Inger Mewburn

Kicking the can down the road: How to create research impact in seven (not so easy) steps

06/06/2023 at 17.30

We hear terms like ‘research impact’ and ‘engagement’ all the time, but what does ‘impact’ and ‘engagement’ actually look like in practice?

selection of books written by Professor Inger Mewburn

Productivity workshops for researchers with Prof. Inger Mewburn aka The Thesis Whisperer

10/06/2023 at 10.00

Join Professor Inger Mewburn, also known online as the Thesis Whisperer, for one or both workshops to help increase your productivity: Getting sh!t done and Building a second brain (for writing)

'You' by Gavin Fry

Art Exhibition: 'Things Put Differently'

10/06/2023 at 10.00

Visit Wolfson's latest exhibition 'Things Put Differently' featuring Gavin Fry and works by Anthony Green and Mary Cozens-Walker.

Photo of artist Gurpran Rau holding a piece of her artwork

Art Exhibition: 'Patterns of Renewal'

10/06/2023 at 10.00

We're delighted to be the first to display Gurpran Rau's latest exhibition 'Patterns of Renewal', featuring a series of paintings created during lockdown inspired by her walks in the woods of Cambridgeshire.