Nuri Kim

Dr Nuri Kim


  • Position Director of Studies Fellow
  • Subject areas East Asian Studies
  • School Arts & Humanities
  • Department East Asian Studies
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  • Department link East Asian Studies

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

Professor Helle Porsdam

Humanities Society: Science as a Cultural Human Right

24/05/2022 at 17.45

Join Professor Helle Porsdam for an evening talk which focuses on the right to science – a little known but potentially powerful human right.

Ellie Bladon, PhD student in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge

Science Society: Parental care: an evolutionary case of “use it or lose it”

27/05/2022 at 17.45

Phenotypic plasticity enables animals to flexibly adjust their behaviour to their social environment – sometimes through the expression of adaptive traits that have not been exhibited for several generations. The ability to revive these ‘ghosts of adaptations past’ could prove beneficial for populations living in a changing world.

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Working on Your Dissertation

28/05/2022 at 10.00

This workshop will cover several aspects of formatting and proofreading a dissertation.

Kill or Cure poster

Art exhibition: 'Kill or Cure'

28/05/2022 at 10.00

Lethal or life-giving? Wolfson's exciting contemporary art exhibition explores the potential of animals, plants, and substances from the natural world to ‘Kill’ and/or ‘Cure’ (open to the public Saturday and Sundays, 10am - 5pm).

Daniel Phillips playing violin and Victor Wang playing Piano

Music Society Lunchtime Concert: Daniel Phillips & Victor Wang

28/05/2022 at 13.30

Join us live in the Lee Hall for an hour-long lunchtime concert of violin and piano, performed by Daniel Phillips and Victor Wang.