Ava L.J. Kim

Ava L.J. Kim is a PhD candidate and Benjamin Franklin Fellow in English at the University of Pennsylvania. They earned a BA in creative writing at Macalester College where they also worked as a Mellon Mays Fellow and Frank Karel Fellow. Kim’s dissertation examines the discourse of “transition,” placing contemporary understandings of trans subjectivity in a longer history of national transitions to democracy in parts of the global South. Their work can be found in the journal American Studies.

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