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Honors & Awards

  • 2017-18           Wabash Peer Mentoring Cluster Grant-Project Director
  • 2014                Ford Foundation Grant to fund the editing of a book
  • 2010                Wabash Center Summer Research Fellowship
  • 2009 – 2010     Wabash Fellowship, Wabash Center
  • 2007                Yale Awards,  Faith as a Way of Life, semifinalist
  • 2007                Wabash Center Summer Research Fellowship
  • 2006 – 2007     Wabash Fellowship, Wabash Center
  • 2005 – 2006     Lilly Theological Research Grant
  • 2001                Toronto School of Theology
  • 2000 – 2001     Fund for Theological Education (FTE)
  • 2000                John M. Kelly Award, Toronto School of Theology (T.S.T.)
  • 2000                American Academy of Religion-Eastern International Region
  • 1999                Robert Walker Russell Memorial Scholarship, Knox College
  • 1997                Knox College Graduate Scholarship
  • 1995 – 1996     Knox-Ewart Alumni Scholarship
  • 1995                The Knox College Post-Graduate Scholarship
  • 1995                Walter N. Bryden Scholarship in Church History
  • 1995                Maria McIntosh Scholarship, Knox College
  • 1995                Dr. N. Demchuk Memorial Scholarship, Knox College
  • 1995                Ruth Flynn Memorial Award, Knox College
  • 1994 – 1995     Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation Award



  • Hope in Disarray: Piecing Our Lives Together in Faith
  • Intersectional Theology: An Introductory Guide (Fortress Press) cowritten with Dr. Susan Shaw
  • Healing our Broken Humanity: Practices for Revitalizing the Church and Renewing the World (IVP, 2018) co-written with Dr. Graham Hill
  • Mother Daughter Speak co-written with Elisabeth Sophia Lee,  Ohio: FAR Press, 2017.
  • Embracing the Other: The Transformative Spirit of Love, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015.
  • Theological Reflections on “Gangnam Style”: A Racial, Sexual, and Cultural Critique, co-written with Joseph Cheah, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
  • Contemplations from the Heart: Spiritual Reflections on Family, Community, and the Divine,  Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2014.
  • Colonialism, Han, and the Transformative Spirit, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
  • The Holy Spirit, Chi, and the Other: A Model of Global and Intercultural Pneumatology, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
  • The Grace of Sophia: A Korean North American Women’s Christology, Cleveland: The Pilgrim Press, 2002.

Edited Books

  • Keeping Hope Alive: Sermons & Speeches of Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.,
  • Planetary Solidarity, co-edited with Hilda Koster, Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2017.
  • Intercultural Ministry: Hope for a Changing World, co-edited with Jann Aldredge-Clanton, Philadelphia: Judson Press, 2017.
  • Here I Am: Faith Stories of Korean American Clergywomen, Philadelphia: Judson Press, 2015.
  • Christian Doctrines for Global Gender Justice, edited by Jenny Daggers, & Grace Ji-Sun Kim, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
  • Reimagining with Christian Doctrines: Responding to Global Gender Injustices, edited by Grace Ji-Sun Kim & Jenny Daggers, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
  • Co-editor with Joseph Cheah, Asian Christianity in Diaspora, Palgrave Macmillan Book Series.

Book Chapters

  • Foreword in Salt, Light and a City, Second Edition, Introducing Missional Ecclesiology: Majority World Voices, Graham Hill, Eugene: Cascade Books, 2019.
  • “Special Ministry to Migrants at Risk: Women and Children” in Migration, Mission, Ministry ed. Peter Phan & Robert Chau Romero, Skyforest: Urban Loft Publishers, 2018.
  • “Climate Justice is for All: Making Peace with the Earth” in ed. Bill Cavanaugh, Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2018.
  • “Always the Foreigner,” in Encountering the Sacred: Feminist Reflections on Women’s Lives, ed. Grace Kao & Rebecca Todd Peters, London: T & T Clark, 2018.
  • “Dehegemonizing the Spirit,” in Reading the Bible and Doing Theology in Asian American Context: Essays in Honor of Sang Hyun Lee, ed. Kevin Park & Hak Joon Lee, Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2018.
  • Foreword in An Introduction to Postcolonial Theologies, Randy Woodley & Bo Sanders, Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2018.
  • “Constructive Theology” in Theologians and Philosophers Using Social Media: Advice, Tips, and Testimonials, edited by Thomas Jay Oord (Durham: SacraSage Press) p.247-252.
  • “Engaging Race” Engage: A Theological Field Education Toolkit edited by Matthew Floding (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield), 117-122.
  • “Reflection Five” Lenten Reflections on The Confession of Belhar (Louisville: Witherspoon Press, 2016) edited by Kerri Allen & Donald K. McKim, p. 12-13.
  • “Land, Exile and the Spirit of God: Rebuilding Selves in a Globalized World,” Always Being Reformed, edited by David Jensen (Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2016), 226-236.
  • Ecclesiology and Ecology: An Asian American Protestant Perspective” in The Church in God’s household: Protestant Perspectives on Ecclesiology and Ecology, edited by Clive W. Ayre & Ernst M. Conradie (Pietermaritzburg, South Africa: Cluster Publications), 115-117.
  • “”Do you Speak English?” Racial Discrimination and Being the Other” Here I Am: Faith Stories of Korean American Clergywomen, edited by Grace Ji-Sun Kim (Philadelphia: Judson Press, 2015), 51-57.
  • “Prayer” Questions Jesus Asked, Foreword by Nancy Gibbs, edited by Elizabeth Dias, 2015.
  • “Surveying the Landscape of Doctrinal Imagining” by Jenny Daggers & Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Christian Doctrines for Global Gender Justice, edited by Jenny Daggers & Grace Ji-Sun Kim (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), 1-16.
  • “An Asian American Theology of Hope: Foreign Women and the Reign of God,”   Christian Doctrines for Global Gender Justice, edited by Jenny Daggers & Grace Ji-SunKim (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), 89-104.
  • “Writing Publicly” Writing Theologically, Eric Barreto, Fortress Press, 73-86.
  • “Asian-American Liberative Theologies,” in Introducing Liberative Theologiesedited by Miguel De La Torre (Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2015), 131-155.
  • “Responding to Global Gender Injustice: Concluding Thoughts” in Reimagining with Christian Doctrines: Responding to Global Gender Injustices, edited by Grace Ji-Sun Kim & Jenny Daggers (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), 126-131.
  • “Introduction” in Reimagining with Christian Doctrines: Responding to Global Gender Injustices, edited by Grace Ji-Sun Kim & Jenny Daggers (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), 1-9.
  • “Proper 13 for Year A,” in Preaching Social Justice:  A Lectionary Commentary, edited by Ron Lewis, Dale P. Andrews & Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm (Louisville:  Westminster John Knox Press, 2013), 339-345.
  • “A Perspective on Ezra,” Global Perspectives on the Bible, edited by Mark Roncace & Joseph Weaver (Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall), 202-204.
  • Chi and Holy Spirit: A Korean North American Theology,” in Theology and the Crisis of Engagement, edited by Nestor Medina and Jeff Nowers (Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2013), 161-175.
  • “Penisenvy,” A Foreword for Mihee Kim-Kort’s book, Making Paper Cranes (St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2012), vii-x.
  • 2 Theological Commentaries, Wisdom of Solomon 1:16 – 2:1, 12-22 & Psalm 54 Feasting on the Word, Year B: Proper 20, edited by David L. Bartlett & Barbara Brown Taylor (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2012).
  • “Uriah,” Dictionary of the Bible and Western Culture, co-edited by Michael Gilmour & Mary Ann Beavis (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2012), 571.
  • “Creative Word:  Asian Women’s Perspective on Creation and Salvation,” in Creation and Salvation: A Medley of Essays on Recent Theological Movements, Vol. 2 edited by Ernst Conradie (Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2012), 359-364.
  • “Proper 13 for Year C,” in Preaching Social Justice: A Lectionary Commentary,  edited by Ron Lewis, Dale P. Andrews & Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm (Louisville:  Westminster John Knox Press, 2012), 335-340.
  • “Proper 13 for Year B,” in Preaching Social Justice: A Lectionary Commentary,  edited by Ron Lewis, Dale P. Andrews & Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm (Louisville:  Westminster John Knox Press, 2011), 343-348.
  • “Jurgen Moltmann,” in Beyond the Pale:  Reading Christian Theology from the Margins, edited by Miguel De La Torre & Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas (Louisville:  Westminster John Knox Press, 2011), 245-253.
  • Three Theological Commentaries on 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8, 1 John 3:1-3 & 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 in Feasting on the Word, Commentary Series, Volume XII, edited by David L. Bartlett & Barbara Brown Taylor (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2011), 206, 208, 210, 230, 232, 234, 254, 256, 258.
  • “Exploring Holy Spirit, Chi and the Other,” in A New Day: Essays on World Christianity in Honor of Lamin Sanneh, edited by Akintunde Akinade (New York:  Peter Lang, 2010), 288-300.
  • “Asian American Feminist Theology,” in Liberation Theologies in the United States: An Introduction, edited by Anthony Pinn and Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas  (New York:  New York University Press, 2010), 131-148.
  • “What Forms Us:  Multiculturalism, the Other and Theology,” in Feminist Theology With A Canadian Accent:  Canadian Perspectives on Contextual Theology, edited by Mary Ann Beavis, Elaine Guillemin & Barbara Pell (Ottawa: Novalis, 2008), 78-99.
  • Literary Commentary on “Bread for the Journey,” by Henri Nouwen, in Masterplots II:  Christian Literature, edited by John K. Roth  (Pasadena: Salem Press, 2007), 215-217.

Selected Articles

  • “Redeeming Women: Subordination, Sex Trafficking and Women’s Rights,” Religions (Spring 2018) ): 34-43.
  • “Beyond Black and White” US Catholic Magazine (Oct 2017), Vol. 82, No. 10, p. 25–26.
  •  “Envisioning the church of today: Ecological reformation for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)” in The Presbyterian Outlook, September 4, 2017.
  •  “The Sisterhood of Presbyterian Korean-American Clergywomen” by Grace Ji-Sun Kim & Mihee Kim-Kort in The Presbyterian Outlook, July 10, 2017, p. 19-21. 
  •  “Migration, Diaspora and Memory” Religions, May 10 (2017): 11-18.
  •  “Climate Change and the Reformation” Sojourners Magazine, (March)
  • “A Response: To Postcolonial Possibilities” in Syndicate Theology, Nov/Dec 2016: 89-94.
  • “Hope for Peace in a Broken World: 1 Chronicles, Exile and Building Walls” Religion Journal, Fall, forthcoming
  •   “Hybridity, Postcolonialism and Asian American Women” Feminist Theology, 24(3)2016: 260-274.
  • “Embracing the Other” DICID Conference Proceeding Series, Doha, 2016.
  • “Chris Rock Should Know that Racism isn’t Black and White” TIME (February 29, 2016)
  • “We’ll Always Have Paris (But Is That Enough?)” Sojourners Magazine, (March, 2016)
  • “Strangers in a Strange Land: God of the Bible often works through “outsider” women” Sojourners Magazine, (December, 2015).
  • “Land, Exile and Colonialism: Rebuilding Selves in a Globalized World,” Religions, forthcoming.
  •  The New “DOT.COM WOMEN”: Women Engaging Religious and Theological Discourse Online, Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 31(2) (2015):154-158.
  • Chi and Sophia: Saving Creation and Each Other,” Silex, 4(1) 2015 enero-junio, 145-157.
  • “Pope Francis Reminds the World to Care About Poverty” co-written with Rev. Jesse Jackson, TIME, July 19, 2015
  • “Disrupting Boundaries and Walls: Spirit-Chi and Eros” Insights: the Faculty Journal of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 129(2)2014: 19-22.
  • “Foreign Women: Ezra, Intermarriage and Asian American Women’s Identity,” Feminist Theology, 22(3) 2014: 241-252.
  • “American Missionary Kenneth Bae Languishes in a Pyongyang Prison” The Nation  Magazine, co-written with Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., February 25, 2014.
  • “The Perpetual Foreigner” PC USA, Pastor Theologian Program-Theology and Worship, 2013
  •  “Globalizing Hispanic Pentecostal Theology: A Theological Response to Divino Companero,” Perspectives, forthcoming.
  • “Colonialism, Han & Eco-theology,” Scriptura, 111(3) 2012:376-384.
  • Chi, Postcolonial Theory and Theological Pedagogy: Embracing the Other,” Spotlight on Teaching, Religious Studies News, AAR, October Issue 2011
  • “Theological Reflections on Korean American Theology and Ministry” PC USA, Pastor Theologian Program-Theology and Worship, 2011 http://gamc.pcusa.org/ministries/theologyandworship/theological-reflections-grace-ji-sun-kim/
  • “Globalization and World Consumption:  An Ethical Theological Discourse,” Forum on Public Policy, Vol 6, 2010 no 3. (September 2010).  http://forumonpublicpolicy.com/spring2010.vol2010/spring2010archive/kim.grace.pdf
  • “In Search of a Pneumatology:  Chi and Spirit,” Feminist Theology, 18(1) 2009: 127-143.
  • “A Global Understanding of the Spirit,” Dialogue and Alliance, 21(2) 2007:17-31.
  • “Stewardship Part II:  Living it Out,” Clergy Journal,  LXXXII (2005) :31-32.
  • “Stewardship:  The Consequences of Not Living It Out,” Clergy Journal,  LXXXI (2005):14-15.
  • “The Grace of Sophia and the Healing of Han,”  Toronto Journal of Theology, 18 (2002):129-141.
  • “Weaving a Korean North American Women’s Theological Method,”  Journal of Asian and Asian American Theology, V (Spring) 2002: 65-80.
  • “Revisioning Christ,” Feminist Theology, (Fall) 2001: 82-92.
  • “Oppression and Han: Korean Women’s Historical Context,” Journal of Asian and Asian American Theology, III (Spring) 1999:55-70.
  • “Roundtable Discussion: From Generation to Generation,” Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, 15(Spring) 1999:119-121.
  • Han and the Context of Theology for Korean North American Women,” Koinonia, X (1998): 41-60.
  • “Crafting an Asian Immigrant Feminist Theology,” In God’s Image, 16 (1997) :57-58.
  • Selected Book Reviews
  • Walking with the Poor, by Bryant L. Myers (Maryknoll:  Orbis Books, 2011), Journal of Religion, forthcoming.
  • Empire and Exile:  Postcolonial Readings of the Book of Jeremiah, by Steed Vernyl Davidson (New York:  T & T Clark International 2011), Studies in Religion, forthcoming
  • The Politics of Redemption: The Social Logic of Salvation, by Adam Kotsko, (New York: T & T Clark International, 2010), Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology, July 2012: 333-334.
  • Hope Abundant:  Third World and Indigenous Women’s Theology, edited by Kwok Pui-lan (Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2010), Studies in Religion, 4(40) 2011: 20-22.
  • Christianities in Asia, edited by Peter C. Phan (UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2011), Studies in Religion, 4(40) 2011: 22-23.
  • Christian Theology in Asia, by Sebastian C. H. Kim (New York:  Cambridge University Press, 2008), Studies in Religion, 3(39) 2010: 468-469.
  • Introducing Asian American Theologies, by Jonathan Y. Tan (Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2008), Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology, 64(2010):211.
  • Communicating Christ in Myanmar:  Issues, Interactions, and Perspectives, by Samuel Ngun Ling (Yangon, Myanmar:  Association for Theological Education in Myanmar, 2005), Journal of Ecumenical Studies, 44(3) 2009: 484-485.
  • The Jesus of Asian Women, by Muriel Orevillo-Montenegro (Maryknoll:  Orbis Books, 2006), Journal of World Christianity, 1 (2008):212-216.
  • The Church and the Library: Studies in Honor of Rev. Dr. George C. Papademetriou, edited by Dean Papademetriou and Andrew J. Sopko  (Boston, MA: Somerset Hall Press, 2005),  Journal of Ecumenical Studies. 43 (2008) :141-142.
  • Life Abundant:  Rethinking Theology and Economy for a Planet in Peril, by Sallie McFague (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2001), Toronto Journal of Theology, 18 (2002):308-309.
  • Responsible Parenthood:  Decriminalizing Contraception in Canada, by Brenda Margaret Appleby (Toronto:  University of Toronto Press, 1999), Toronto Journal of Theology, 16 (2000):287-288.
  • Women’s Ways of Worship:  Gender Analysis and Liturgical History, by Teresa Berger (Minnesota:  The Liturgical Press, 1999), Toronto Journal of Theology, 16 (2000):288-289.
  • Women and Redemption:  A Theological History, by Rosemary Radford Ruether (Minneapolis:  Fortress Press, 1998), Toronto Journal of Theology, 15 (1999):234-235.
  • Transforming Grace, by Anne Carr (New York:  Continuum, 1988), Toronto Journal of Theology, 14 (1998):132.

5 thoughts on “C. V.”

  1. pkelcourse1 said:

    Dear Ms Jisunkim,
    Thrilled to hear that ESR can attract such a shining star of the spirit! I was class of 1980, MMin. Have served various gatherings of seekers. Speaking at a UU congregation Sunday on the prophetic mission of Joanna Macy, a Buddhist scholar, systems theorist, and deep ecology advocate. I’m mostly working out a universalist and largely naturalistic spiritual life. Unprogrammed Friend, loving the Light! Hope you come speak at First Friends Indianapolis!

  2. Hi Grace
    My name is Tom Wilscam and I’m hosting the ACP radio show Monday night (June 4th). I believe Tim Vance has already asked if you would be willing to speak on our radio show?

    The Radio show starts at 20:45 and will end by 9:30 at the latest.

    We are hoping you could take about 10-15 minutes to discuss your topic for the Thurber Lecture.

    We usually ask everyone to come at about 8:15 or so to have a chat before. Could you speak for 15 minutes?

    The address is Frequence Protestante, 1bis rue Denis Poisson in the 17th. Closest metro is Argentine on the 1 line.

    Hopefully, looking forward to meeting you.

    Kind regards,


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