Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Aesthetics; Philosophy of Language; Asian philosophy
Old Main 113
Professor Kim is an expert in the philosophy of fiction, philosophy of art, and Asian philosophy. One of her forthcoming projects will explore the philosophical debate over the differences between music and language. At Macalester, Dr. Kim will teach courses on the philosophy of language, the philosophy of the mind, philosophy and literature, and Asian philosophy, as well as introductory courses and senior seminars. In the classroom, she likens her role as a teacher to that of a soccer referee, where her job is to create the boundaries for discussion and guide students as they pass their ideas around to each other. Dr. Kim grew up in Nevada, Korea, and Maryland. She received her BA in Philosophy and English from Emory University, M.St in Philosophical Theology from University of Oxford, and her doctorate in Philosophy and Comparative Literature from Stanford University.