College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

ChangHwan Kim

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Sociology
Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
PhD, Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
Primary office:
Fraser Hall
Room 707
University of Kansas
1415 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7556

Professor Kim is specialized in the areas of stratification, work and organizations, race and ethnicity, Asian American studies, Korea studies, and quantitative methodology. The common concern of his research is to contribute to the generation of the critical knowledge and information that will ultimately help policy makers to understand and eventually ameliorate the undesirable sources of increasing socioeconomic polarization in our society. Methodologically, he is interested in panel models and diverse statistical decompositions. His work appears, among others, in American Sociological Review, Annual Review of Sociology, Work and Occupations, Sociological Methods & Research and Korean Journal of Sociology.



PhD, Sociology, University of Texas at Austin

MA, Sociology, Sogang University

BA, Sociology, Sogang University

Research Interests

  • Stratification and Inequality
  • Labor Markets
  • Economic Sociology
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Immigration
  • Asian American Studies
  • Korea Studies
  • Research Methods and Statistics

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CEAS offers an M.A. program in Contemporary East Asian Studies.This interdisciplinary degree focused on 20th and 21st century East Asia provides students with in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge of a selected East Asian country (China, Korea, Japan); a broad knowledge of modern East Asia; and social science research skills and methods appropriate to international area studies. For more information click here, or contact Ayako Mizumura, CEAS Assistant Director: or 785-864-1478.

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