Anna Joo Kim

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  • Job Title: Assistant Professor, School of City and Regional Planning
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Anna Joo Kim is an assistant professor of city and regional planning at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research examines the blurred boundaries between informal and formal jobs for low wage immigrant workers, and how these semi-formal employment arrangements translate into strategies for local economic growth in ethnic neighborhoods. Dr. Kim teaches community and workforce development, planning for immigrant communities, and other courses on social, economic, and environmental justice. Prior to coming to Georgia Tech, she held the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Analysis at Pomona College.  Recently Dr. Kim has been awarded the highly competitive GT-FIRE (Transformative Research and Education Award) for her study of workforce development in Atlanta's westside neighborhoods. For her graduate studio on multi-ethnic immigrant communities and immigration policy in Georgia she has also been nominated for the "Faces of Inclusive Excellence" honor at Georgia Tech. Her research and community collaborations have received grant awards from the National Science Foundation,  National Institutes of Health, American Studies Association, Center for Urban Innovation, UC Center for New Racial Studies, UC-CHIS, and the UCLA Labor Center.

Educational Background

2011 - Ph.D. (Urban Planning), University of California, Los Angeles

2006 - M.A. (Ethnic Studies), University of California, San Diego

2004 - B.A. (Women's Studies and History), Claremont McKenna College

Studio Reports

Download the report: Professor Anna Kim's studio research on demographic change and immigration to the Atlanta metro area, "Planning for Immigrant Communities in Norcross". Conducted in partnership with the City of Norcross, the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District, the Latin American Association, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, and Welcoming America. 

Download the report: Professor Anna Kim and Professor Chris Burke's studio research on "University-Community Partnerships for Workforce Development", a closer look at discrimination, segregation, and African American unemployment in Atlanta's Historic Westside neighborhoods. Conducted in partnership with the Georgia Tech Westside Communities Alliance, Georgia STAND-UP, and the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency. 



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