Aelim Kim

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Aelim Kim

Graduate Teaching Associate


  • 2017, MA, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
  • 2007, MA, HongIk University, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2004, BFA, HongIk University, Seoul, South Korea

Aelim Kim is a PhD candidate in Arts Administration, Education and Policy. Majoring in sculpture and art theory in her early career, she has explored various roles and research opportunities within diverse venues of visual culture: as a visual artist, an educator within an art museum and private sectors, and a researcher at a broadcasting station and other multiple research institutions. Aelim primarily focuses on critical multiculturalism and digital pedagogy in her dissertation research, particularly utilizing the Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) method. She is also passionate about engaging in collaborative arts-based research.

Research Interests

  • Critical Visual Literacy Focusing on Popular Media Texts
  • Participatory Youth Culture in the digitally Connected Transcultural World
  • Contemporary East-Asian Art and Museum Education
  • Qualitative Research Methodologies, including Action Research and Arts=Based Research