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Phone: (703) 993-5271
Fax: (703) 993-9380
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George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Thompson Hall 2603
4400 University Dr.
MS 1E8
Fairfax, VA 22030

Research Interests

  • Translanguaging/ Multiliteracies/ New Media Literacy 
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Immigrant Youth Identity Work
  • Qualitative Research Methods/ Critical Discourse Analysis


Recent Publications

Kim, S., & Dorner, L. (in press). School board and district responses to demographic change: Competing discourses of equity, competition, and community. Journal of Language, Identity, and Education.

Bonney, E., Dorner, L. M., Trigos-Carrillo, L., Song, K. H., & Kim, S. (in press). Developing inclusive and multilingual family literacy events at diverse schools. In E. R. Crawford & L. M. Dorner (Eds.), Educational leadership of immigrants: Case studies in times of change. New York: Routledge.

Song, H. K., Kim, S., & Zhao, Y. (2019). Manifesting multi-dimensional creativity in a technology-mediated online TESOL practicum course. TESOL Journal.

Kim, S. & Song, H. K. (2019). Designing a community translanguaging space within a family literacy project. The Reading Teacher.

Kim, S. (2018). Migrant youth identity work in transnational mediascape: A case study of what it means to be Korean for migrant adolescents. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 28(2), 281-302.

Kim, S., Song, H. K., & Coppersmith, S. (2018). Creating an interactive virtual community of linguistically and culturally responsive content teacher-learners to serve English learners. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 18(2), 442-466.

Kim, S.(2018). “It was kind of a given that we were all multilingual”: Transnational youth identity work in digital translanguaging. Linguistics and Education, 43, 39-52.

Dorner, L., Kim, S., Floros, A., & Mujanovic, M. (2017). “Everybody kind of looked at me like I was from Mars:” Preparing educators through qualitative service-research projects. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 30(7), 669-687.

Kim, S. (2016). Review of digital literacies, by Julia Gillen. Learning, Media and Technology, 41(4), 590-594. 

Kim, S., & Slapac, A. (2015). Culturally responsive, transformative pedagogy in the transnational era: Critical perspectives. Educational Studies, 51(1), 17-27.

Slapac, A., & Kim, S.(2014). Intercultural conversations. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 50(1), 36-40.

Kim, S., & Dorner, L. M. (2014). “Everything is a spectrum:” Korean migrant youth identity work in the transnational borderland. In S. Spyrou, & M. Christou (Eds.), Children and borders(pp. 277-294). London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Kim, S., & Dorner, L. M. (2013). “I won’t talk about this here in America:” Sociocultural context of Korean English learners’ emotion speech in English. L2 Journal, 5(2), 43-67.


Other Information


Ph.D. Education, University of Missouri
Dissertation: Korean migrant youth identity work in the transnational social field: A link between identity, transnationalism, and new media

M.A. English language and literature, Seoul National University

B.A. English language and literature, Seoul National Univiersity