Juman Kim is a political theorist whose research and teaching interests range from the history of political thought to continental philosophy and contemporary political and social theory. His dissertation project, On Frustration: An Inquiry into Democratic Perseverance, explores three related yet distinct aspects of democratic frustration, seeking to proffer the particular ways in which ordinary democratic citizens can develop their potential to come to terms with their frustration.
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 States. He holds an BA and an MA in Political Science from Yonsei University, and is now a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania.
He seldom plays a game of chess.