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Dr Jodie Kim

  • Overview



    Jodie Kim was born in Korea and grew up in the American south. Jodie has a PhD in the new southern gothic. Her research focuses on the intersection of racial, gendered, and political violence and literature. Beyond the university, she has taught creative writing to schoolchildren of diverse backgrounds, survivors of domestic violence and rape, and dementia patients. Her work has been published and is forthcoming in Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, New WritingJuked, and Wasafiri. Jodie was appointed to Birkbeck in 2018. 



    • PhD, University of Manchester, 2016
    • MA, University of Manchester, 2011
    • BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010
  • Research


    Research interests

    • Race
    • Gender
    • Sexuality
    • Violence
    • Southern Gothic
  • Supervision and teaching

    Supervision and teaching


    Jodie welcomes enquiries from potential doctoral students committed to studying race, gender, and sexuality. She is especially interested in the themes of horror, violence, and the occult, and the forms of experimental literature, hybrid writing, and creative nonfiction. Prospective students should submit a proposal, a sample of writing, and a working bibliography.

    Current Supervisions

    • Joint Principal Supervisor for 3 Birkbeck students
    • Second Supervisor for 1 Birkbeck students


    Jodie teaches primarily on the BA and MA in Creative Writing.

    Teaching modules

    • Creative Non-fiction (AREN100S5)
    • Fiction Workshop: The Contemporary Novel (AREN139S6)
    • Creative Writing Summer Term Lecture Series (AREN227Z7)
    • Writing and Reading Seminar (ENHU036S7)
    • Writing Workshop (ENHU039S7)
  • Publications