Pil Ho Kim (김필호)

Pil Ho Kim  (김필호)

Pil Ho Kim (김필호)

Associate 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 specializes in Korean society and culture. A sociologist by training, he has been studying and teaching a wide range of topics related to modern Korea, including popular music, cinema, literature, and urban regeneration/gentrification. He is currently working on a monograph tentatively entitled, Gangnam: Global/Polarization of South Korea’s Dreamland, which casts a new light on the global rise of South Korean economy and popular culture by focusing on its geographic symbol, Gangnam. He has published research articles in positions: east asia cultures critiqueJournal of Japanese and Asian CinemaThe Asia-Pacific JournalKorea Observer, and Acta Koreana, among others. Before coming to the OSU, he taught at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea and Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.