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Esther Kim

Assistant Professor

Office: School of Ed 3056
Phone: (757) 221-2348
Email: [[ejkim05]]
Areas of Expertise: Social Studies Education, Civic Education, Religion and Schools


Dr. Kim researches how civic education is understood and enacted in schools. She focuses on the ideologies that inform definitions and embodiments of citizenship, and how these ideologies shift when border crossing. Using critical race frameworks and theology, she explores how these processes are shaped by student racial and religious identities. Her current research also examines representation of Asian Americans in children’s literature, emphasizing ways in which curricular exclusion connects to historical and current civic exclusion of Asian American communities.

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