Grace Ji-Sun Kim received her M.Div. from Knox College (University of Toronto) and her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. She is an Associate Professor of Theology at Earlham School of Religion.
Kim is the author or editor of 12 books, Mother Daughter Speak, co-written with Elisabeth Sophia Lee; Intercultural Ministry, co-edited with Jann Aldredge-Clanton (Judson Press); Making Peace with the Earth: Action and Advocacy for Climate Justice (WCC); Embracing the Other: The Transformative Spirit of Love (Eerdmans); Here I Am: Faith Stories of Korean American Clergywomen (Judson Press); Christian Doctrines for Global Gender Justice (Palgrave) co-edited with Jenny Daggers; Theological Reflections on “Gangnam Style”: A Racial, Sexual, and Cultural Critique (Palgrave Macmillan) co-written with Joseph Cheah; Contemplations from the Heart (Wipf & Stock);Reimagining with Christian Doctrines co-edited with Jenny Daggers (Palgrave Macmillan); Colonialism, Han and the Transformative Power (Palgrave Macmillan); The Holy Spirit, Chi and the Other: A Model of Global and Intercultural Pneumatology (Palgrave Macmillan); and The Grace of Sophia: A Korean North American Women’s Christology (Pilgrim Press).
Presently, she is working on The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to the Holy Spirit, (Minneapolis: Fortress Press); Mother Daughter Speak, Grace Ji-Sun Kim & Elisabeth Sophia Lee, (FAR Press) & Planetary Solidarity, co-edited with Hilda Koster (Fortress Press);
She is a co-editor with Dr. Joseph Cheah for the Palgrave Macmillan Book Series, “Asian Christianity in the Diaspora”. Kim has also written over 70 book chapters, journal articles and book reviews. Kim is a much sought after lecturer and has given papers/lectures throughout the United States and in Korea, Myanmar, Spain, Qatar, Brazil, Switzerland, Peru, England, South Africa and Canada.
Kim has recently been elected to the American Academy of Religion’s Board of Directors as an At-Large Director. She also serves on the American Academy of Religion’s (AAR) “Research Grants Jury Committee.” She is a co-chair of AAR’s steering committee, “Women of Color Scholarship, Teaching and Activism Group.” She is a steering committee member of AAR’s “Comparative Theology Group” and “Religion and Migration Group.” She sits on the editorial board for the Journal for Religion and Popular Culture and is a referee for 3 journals: Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Religion, Journal of Religion and Popular Culture and The Global Studies Journal. She is an Advisory Board Member for the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School.
Kim writes for The Huffington Post, Sojourners, EthicsDaily.com, Wabash Center and Feminist Studies in Religion (co-editor). She is honored to be included in the Englewood Review of Book’s list of “Ten Important Women Theologians That You Should Be Reading” and to be included in their list of books to read under “Our God is Too White? Diversifying our Theology”. Eerdmans included her in Five Great Women Scholars (and Their Books).
Grace Ji-Sun Kim is an ordained minister of word and sacrament within the PC (USA) denomination. She is married to Dr. Perry Y.C. Lee (Associate Professor of Mathematics, Kutztown University) and they have 3 children Theo, Elisabeth and Joshua.
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