Kim This fall, Candler will welcome Helen Jin Kim as Assistant Professor of American Religious History.

Kim comes to Candler from Harvard University, where she recently completed doctoral studies in religion. Her dissertation focuses on Koreans, race, and the transnational rise of evangelicalism from 1945 to 1980.

Kim received her bachelor’s degree with honors from Stanford University and her MDiv from Harvard Divinity School. She has published articles and chapters on Asian America’s religious past and religious history, ethnology, and gender paradigms. She has also published encyclopedia entries on Campus Crusade for Christ, Epic Ministries, Asian American Christianity, Panethnic Religious Institutions, Christian Fellowships, and Politics and Religion.

Kim was a ministry fellow with the Forum for Theological Education and is currently a dissertation fellow there. She is an active member of Harvard’s North American Religions Colloquium and co-founder of the Asian American Studies Working Group.

Before pursuing her MDiv, Kim worked as an associate for Google, where she was recognized for her contributions to company-wide diversity initiatives.