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Mimi Kim

Dr. Mimi Kim joined the School of Social Work faculty as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Fall 2014.  She is a long-time anti-domestic violence advocate in Asian immigrant and refugee communities and remains active in the promotion of community organizing, community accountability, and transformative justice approaches to violence intervention and prevention. Dr. Kim currently teaches social work policy and supervises MSW thesis projects.


  • M.S.W. New York University
  • Ph.D University of California, Berkeley

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Research Interests

Dr. Kim’s research is in the area of social movements and community organizing with an emphasis on domestic violence and sexual assault in communities of color.


  • Community Organizing
  • Social Movements
  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
  • Immigrant Communities and Communities of Color
  • Transformative Justice, Restorative Justice, and Interpersonal Violence
  • Critical Criminology


  • Foundation Social Policy
  • Thesis Advising