Ju Oak (Jade) Kim is an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Communication at Texas A&M International University. Kim’s interdisciplinary approaches embrace global communication, cultural studies, East Asian studies, postcolonial studies, and media industry studies.

Kim is working on her monograph, looking into how connections and movements, driven by digital technologies, allow peripheral actors to tackle the ideological amalgamation of Western and global culture. Her previous work on global media and cultural representations appears in Feminist Media Studies, Media, Culture & Society, and Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies.

Prior to Academia, Kim worked as the writer of the documentary series, China (KBS, Grand Prize from Korean Broadcasting Commission and Best Picture Prize in Journalism at Korean Broadcasting Awards) and the adapter of the Korean film A Letter from Mars. She is the winner of Chosun Ilbo‘s Annual Spring Literary Contest for Springtime, and a U.S.-Korea NextGen fellow (2020-2021), chosen by CSIS Korea Chair and USC Korean Studies Institute with support from the Korea Foundation.