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Mimi Kim

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, California State University Long Beach


Mimi Kim’s research is in the area of social movements and community organizing with an emphasis on domestic violence and sexual assault in communities of color. She is a long-time anti-domestic violence advocate in Asian immigrant and refugee communities and remains active in the promotion of community organizing, community accountability and transformative justice approaches to violence intervention and prevention. Mimi’s dissertation scholarship focuses on a historical analysis of the pursuit of criminalization as a dominant social movement strategy by the feminist anti-domestic violence movement in the U.S. She received her Ph.D. from the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley and is currently Assistant Professor of Social Work at California State University, Long Beach.