Juman Kim is a political theorist whose research and teaching interests range from the history of political thought to continental philosophy and constitutionalism. Starting from September, 2018, he teaches political theory and public law at the University of Oregon. His current book project, which is based on his dissertation On Frustration: Toward a Theory of a Democratic Politics of Perseverance, examines three related yet distinct aspects of democratic frustration—communicative, symbolic, and temporal.
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.