Pil Ho Kim (김필호)

Pil Ho Kim  (김필호)

Pil Ho Kim (김필호)

Assistant Professor in Korean



379 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Modern Korean society and culture
  • Korean popular music and cinema


  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009
  • MA., Sociology, Seoul National University, 1996

Pil Ho Kim is specialized in Korean society and culture. A sociologist by training, he has been researching and teaching a wide range of topics related to modern Korea, including popular music, cinema, and urban regeneration/gentrification. He is currently editing Gentrifying Seoul, a collection of essays on South Korean capital's newly emerging creative urban cultures. His next book project is a monograph tentatively entitled, Gangnam: South Korea's Landed Capitalism and Cultural Globalization, which casts a new light on the global rise of South Korean economy and popular culture by focusing on its geographic symbol, Gangnam. His articles on Korean rock music and cinema have appeared in positions: east asia cultures critique and Acta Koreana, respectively. Before coming to the OSU, he taught at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea and Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.