Somy Kim



100 Bay State Road, Room 310

Spring Office Hours

Tuesdays 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Thursday 1:00-2:30 p.m.


2013 Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin (Comparative Literature)
2007 M.A. DePaul University (English Literature)
2001 B.A. The University of California, Los Angeles (Linguistics)


Somy Kim’s writing seminars combine her research interests in memory, war, visual culture, and cinema from the Arab World and Iran with her interests in writing and language pedagogy. Dr. Kim has lived, traveled and worked throughout the Middle East, in such countries as Iran, Lebanon, Turkey, Syria, and Egypt. She has taught in a variety of capacities as a language instructor of English and Persian, along with teaching literature and writing to American and International undergraduate students. Her work has been recognized by institutions such as the Hutchison Endowment, the U.S. Department of Education, the American Institute for Iranian Studies, and the Fulbright Foundation.

Alumni Association Awards for Writing Excellence

Four graduating CAS seniors will be presented with these awards at this year's Class Day ceremony. Deadline for submissions is April 23.

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Fall 2014 Course Catalog

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Tutors are available for all CAS WR classes. Appointments can be booked online.

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