Yeong Ran Kim, Digital Media Fellow

Yeong Ran Kim

Yeong Ran Kim joined Sarah Lawrence in 2020 as a Digital Media Fellow and a faculty member in Filmmaking and Moving Image Arts and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies.

An interdisciplinary artist and researcher, Kim sees aesthetic practices as central means to build social movements that create unique moments of coming together. Her interdisciplinary projects draw together her research in the contemporary queer culture with performance theory, Asian/American studies, gender and sexuality studies, and film and new media studies.

Kim is a visual/sonic media composer and a member of “The Urban Mythfits,” a performance-artists collective based in New York City. Her work has been showcased at Re/Mixed Media Festival, Queens Museum, and the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at CUNY Graduate Center.

She holds a BA from Seoul National University, an MA from The New School University and New York University, and a PhD from Brown University.

Recent Digital Media Lab Projects

Justice Fellowship

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville School District, Mt. Vernon City School District, and Yonkers Public Schools offered a fellowship and speaker series for 20 students for rising 11th and 12th grade students and all students at Sarah Lawrence College (5 from each academic institution) in Fall 2020-Spring 2021. Selected students made a commitment to explore together this year’s theme of Justice and Education.

Course Work

Courses taught by Kim over the last few semesters include Media Lab: Youth Education and Community EngagementSonic Experiments: Listening and Queer Worldmaking, and Archive of the Senses: Evoking Community through Perception, which she co-taught with literature faculty member Una Chung. 

As part of her Media Lab course, Kim is running a four-part digital media workshop on Saturdays for youth from Yonkers, Bronxville, and Mount Vernon public schools in the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semester.