Grace MyHyun Kim

Summer 2013 Fellow

Grace MyHyun Kim  is a doctoral student in the Language, Literacy, and Culture program in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley.  As a former high school English teacher, Grace is interested in adolescents’ engagements with multimodal texts, both in and out of school.  Her current research examines informal, multilingual learning environments that ethnic and linguistic minority youth seek to help them navigate their lives.  For her dissertation, she explores an online affinity space in which young people appropriate transnational media for their own learning purposes as well as the complex identity politics they enact within this connected learning.  Along with her research, Grace concurrently works on curriculum development and teacher professional development for the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Rhetoric and Art History from the University of California, Berkeley and a master’s degree in Education from Stanford University.