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WOOHEE KIM

Student

Woohee is a South Korean studying Comparative and International Education at Wolfson College. As a scholar-activist, Woohee is dedicated to creating spaces for alternative knowledge and pedagogies of resistance in her scholarship and activism. Woohee has challenged systems of oppression, including racism and xenophobia, in her activism and hopes to continue learning and unlearning, questioning, and opening up transformative possibilities through the scholarship and activism she engages in. She is interested in the pedagogical practices of South Korean youth activists. Her past research projects explored Korean youth activism on the issue of 'comfort women' (Japanese military sexual slavery), Korean youth activists' negotiation of established systems of knowledge and creation of alternative spaces of knowledge, and trans-border pedagogies of resistance between youth activists in Korea and the U.S.

 Woohee's research interests include intersections of knowledge, power, and education, youth activism, critical pedagogy, education for critically engaged citizenship, alternative knowledge, youth participatory action research, anthropology of education, inequality, and social justice.