Hun Kim is an urban studies scholar whose work focuses on the production of space and the political economy of Asian cities. His work looks at inter-Asian and late-socialist connections of urban development in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, commonly known as Saigon.
Hun holds a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning with a designated emphasis in Global Metropolitan Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. He recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Yusof Ishak Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore where he examined urban infrastructure development in Saigon. Hun will be joining the faculty at the University of British Columbia as an assistant professor of geography in the spring semester of 2018.