Dr. Mina Kim has been appointed assistant professor of art history in art history foundations. Mina KimDr. Kim will teach foundations-level courses including art appreciation and survey of art history (from western and global/non-western perspectives) and will work with faculty to coordinate art history foundations curriculum development. She will begin her new position August 16, 2019.

Dr. Kim’s research focuses on modern and contemporary art of Korea and East Asia including multimedia and digital art, global modern and contemporary art, transdisciplinarity in art and science/mathematics/physics, cross- or inter-communication between art and science, art and religion, art and society in East Asia and the world, and the art, society and politics of mapping east and west.

Before coming to UA, Kim was a post-doctoral faculty fellow in Asian art history at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received her BA in the history of art magna cum laude from the University of Michigan, and her MA and PhD degrees in the history of art from The Ohio State University.

Kim is the author of Jung Yeondoo’s Media Art: Quantum Deformation through Coincidence of the Real and the Virtual. She has published three articles related to the Chinese artist, Pan Tianshou (1897-1971) in Orientations, Journal of Museum Studies and American Journal of Chinese Studies. Kim is currently researching Korean experimental art of the 1960s and 1970s: performance, participatory and social art in Korea, multimedia and digital art in the global world and transdisciplinarity in art and science, especially mathematics and physics.

For more information about The University of Alabama’s programs in studio art and art history,go here: https://art.ua.edu/academics/.