Juman Kim is a political theorist whose research and teaching interests range from the history of political thought and contemporary political theory to continental philosophy and law. Starting from October, 2018, he teaches political theory and law at the University of Oregon. His current book project, Living with Frustration: The Quest for a Democratic Citizenship of Perseverance, which builds on his dissertation, examines three related yet distinct aspects of democratic frustration arising from the respective aspirations of mutual respect, popular sovereignty, and progress.
As a native of Seoul, South Korea, Juman taught at the Korea Air Force Academy for three and a half years prior to coming to the United States. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and both M.A. & B.A. degrees from Yonsei University.
He seldom plays a game of chess.