Social Work Professor Earns Big Honor

Congratulations to Dr. Mimi Kim, associate professor in the School of Social Work, who has been honored with the Marguerite Casey Foundation Freedom Scholar award for her research in racial and gender justice. Dr. Kim was awarded $250,000 to continue her important research and work. The College of Health and Human Services is so very proud to have Dr. Kim as part of our extraordinary faculty! Watch video below: 


Dr. Mimi Kim is an associate professor of social work at California State University, Long Beach, and a longtime activist and engaged scholar at the intersections of racial and gender justice, abolition, and social movements. Kim’s work investigates the historical development of carceral feminism and the persisting phenomenon she calls the carceral creep. Her scholarship also chronicles and analyzes the evolution of abolition feminism through the lens of transformative and restorative justice. She is a collaborative creator of the Creative Interventions Toolkit: A Practical Guide to Stop Interpersonal Violence and companion workbook and is currently coediting a forthcoming book on abolition and social work.

Mimi Kim