Thomas Kim

Associate Professor of Politics

Department: Politics
Office Address: Balch 301
Office Phone: (909) 607-3535
Thomas Kim

Academic History

  • B.A. University of California, Berkeley
  • M.A., Ph.D. University of California, San Diego


Dr. Kim is the author of The Racial Logic of Politics: Asian Americans and Two-Party Competition. He has participated in U.S. Congressional briefings and press conferences, and his insights and op-eds have been published in the U.S. Congressional Record as well as The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, USA Today, Congressional Quarterly Weekly, The San-Diego Union Tribune, New York Newsday, and The Nation.

Dr. Kim was a founding member and Executive Director of the Korea Policy Institute, an independent research and educational institute whose mission is to provide timely analysis of United States policies toward Korea and developments on the Korean peninsula.

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