Sue Kim


Sue Y. Kim is a writer, translator, and a PhD candidate hailing from Seoul, Korea. She completed her MFA in Fiction at the University of Southern California and her undergraduate degree from Ewha University where she double majored in English Literature and International Studies. For years, Kim worked as a translator for the Korean Literature Translation Institute.

Kim’s research interests include Transnational Novels, Narratology, Asian American Literature, the Black Atlantic, Modernism, and Postcolonialism. Funded by the URI Center for the Humanities, Kim has engaged in field research and archival analysis covering undocumented Asian American lives in Los Angeles in hopes of writing fictional works that disrupt prevalent stereotypes and dominant narratives. As an artist and scholar, Kim investigates how scholarship can impact creative work and thought.

Kim’s fiction has been recognized by American Short Fiction, Glimmer Train, Reedsy, the New York State Summer Writers Institute and the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, among others.



Romanticism, the Black Atlantic, Early British Modernism, Narratology and Post-colonialism

Courses Taught

WRT 104: Writing to Inform and Explain