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Hiju Kim

Ph.D. Student

E-mail: hiju33@g.ucla.edu Fields of interest: Film and Media Studies, Architecture, Urban Studies and Installation Art

Hiju Kim is a Ph.D. candidate of European Languages and Transcultural Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has researched on a range of art, film and media topics, including Arte Povera and the Watts Towers. She has worked for curatorial and education departments at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and the Wende Museum of Cold War. She is also a writer, editor and translator for online Korean pop culture media outlets.

 

Education

  • M.A. University of California, Los Angeles. Italian Studies
  • B.A. University of California, Los Angeles. Italian Studies and minor in Film, Television, and Digital Media

Research

“The Reality and the Stereotype of the Asian Interviewer in Intervista (1987).” Graduate Summer Research Mentorship at University of California, Los Angeles, 2021

“Building on the Legacies of Sabato Rodia’s Towers in Watts: Material Recovery and Spiritual Empowerment in the Works of Betye Saar, Dominique Moody, and Cauleen Smith.” Graduate Summer Research Mentorship at University of California, Los Angeles, 2020

Graduate Student Research for Professor Thomas Harrison, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2020

Selected Publications

Reviews

Review of Poetry on Stage: The Theatre of the Italian Neo-Avant-Garde by Gianluca Rizzo. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2020. Carte Italiane, vol. 13, no. 1, 2021.

Selected Presentations

“The Asian Interviewer and Lines of Sight in Intervista (Interview, 1987).” Society for Cinema & Media Studies Annual Conference. Panel on “Reconsidering the Auteur: New Directions for Canonized Cinema.” Chicago, Illinois, 2022

“Retracing Multicultural Identities in Federico Fellini’s Films.” Invited presenter on “Mediating Italy in Global Culture” at the University of Bologna, Italy, 2021

Speaker at “A Roundtable Discussion on Disciplinarity and Belonging,” sponsored by the UC Berkeley Department of Italian Studies, the UC Berkeley Office of Graduate Diversity and the UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly, 2021

Courses commonly taught

  • Winter quarter 2022. Italian 5. Primary instructor of language
  • Fall quarter 2021. Italian 4. Primary instructor of language
  • Spring quarter 2021. Italian 3. Primary instructor of language
  • Winter quarter 2021. Italian 2. Primary instructor of language
  • Fall quarter 2020. Italian 1. Primary instructor of language

Honors and Awards

Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship, 2019–present
Giovanni and Ruth Elizabeth Cecchetti Endowed Graduate Student Award, Summer 2021
California Association of Museums 2021 Virtual Summits Scholarship, Summer 2021
2021 UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, Summer 2021
2020 UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, Summer 2020
Althea Caravacci-Reynolds Undergraduate Research Award for Senior Capstone, Spring 2016
Jean C. Cook Estate Scholarship, Fall 2015
University of California Education Abroad Program’s Promise Award, Fall 2015

Professional Activities

Editorial writer for digital content at 6Theory Media, River Edge, New Jersey, 2017–present

Cultural Diplomacy Intern at the U.S. Department of State, Cultural Programs Division in the Office of Citizen Exchanges in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Washington D.C., Summer 2022

Visitor Engagement and Education Associate at the Wende Museum of Cold War, Culver City, California, 2018–2019

Museum Intern at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy, 2016

Getty Multicultural Intern for Curatorial Department and Education Department at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, 2016

Administrative Intern at i.am.angel Foundation by will.i.am, Los Angeles, California, 2016

Guided Tour Intern at Casa Morandi under the direction of Museo d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy, Fall 2015

Affiliations

Executive board member of ELTS Graduate Student Association at UCLA, 2021-present
Executive board member of Korean Graduate Student Association at UCLA, 2021-present
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Modern Language Association
California Association of Museums
University of California Education Abroad Program Alumni and Friends

Service

Participant in ELTS Graduate Student BLM & EDI reading/working group, 2021–present
Editorial board member of Carte Italiane, 2021
Participant in faculty-graduate student workshop “Mediterranean Passages,” sponsored by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at UCLA, 2020
Guest Editor-in-Chief for intern-produced magazine Backstage, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, 2016

Languages Spoken

English (native), Korean (native), Italian (fluent), French (reading)