About Me

Sophie-Jung Kim

Sophie-Jung Kim is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Global History at Freie Universität Berlin. She received her Ph.D in history from the University of Cambridge (January 2018), where she was a Smuts Cambridge scholar. She holds her B.A in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins University, and M.Phil in Modern South Asian Studies from the University of Oxford.

Her doctoral thesis, Rethinking Vivekananda through Space and Territorialised Spirituality, c. 1880-1920’ has recently been nominated for the Prince Consort & Thirlwall Prize by the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge.

Prior to joining the Center, she taught world history courses at the University of Cambridge and King’s College London (2017-2018).


Book chapter

  1. Sophie-Jung Kim, An International Event and Its Multiple Global Publics: The Parliament of the World’s Religions (Chicago, 1893), Vivekananda, and New Belonging’, in Global Public: Its Power and Its Limits eds. Valeska Huber & Jürgen Osterhammel (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Journal Article

Sophie-Jung Kim, Alastair McClure, and Joseph McQuade Introduction: Making and Unmaking Nations in World History’, History Compass 15:2, February 2017

Editor of Journal Special Issue

Making and Unmaking the Nation’, History Compass 15:2, February 2017

Book review

(January 2018) Sophie-Jung Kim, Review of The Emergence of Globalism by Or Rosenboim, Journal of Global Intellectual History.