Kyueun Kim / Theatre

Graduate Student Researcher
Started at the NML: March 2022

Project: VR for Experiential Research and Archiving

Kyueun Kim

Kyueun Kim is a Ph.D. candidate in Theatre and Performance at The Graduate Center, CUNY, with an Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate. She is currently working on a dissertation project that sits at the intersection of theatre and performance studies, science and technology studies, critical posthumanism, and Inter-Asian cultural studies. Her dissertation examines the dynamics of techno-orientalism and techno-futurism and aims to theorize the posthuman conditions and performances situated in East Asian urban centers since the 1990s. More specifically, she investigates how contemporary theatre and performance artists explore the possibilities of creative and critical re-toolings of science and technology to come to terms with the changing meanings of subjectivity, spirituality, and intelligence.

As an educator, Kyueun taught Speech Communications at Baruch College, CUNY, from 2016 fall to 2021 spring with an emphasis on civic engagement and linguistic diversity in the CUNY classrooms. Currently, she works as a Fellows Coordinator and Graduate Fellow at the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies (CUNY BA) and leads the grant and assessment initiative. In the past, she worked as a Writing Fellow at The Graduate Center’s Teaching and Learning Center and as an assistant director of programs at The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center.