L.S. Kim

Associate Professor, Film & Digital Media

L.S. Kim is an Associate Professor in the Department of Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research and teaching specialties include: Television history and theory, race and representation, Asian American film and media, feminist criticism, and social change through media culture. She has written about race, class, gender, and genre in publications such as the Routledge Companion to Asian American MediaThe Sage Handbook of TelevisionFlow TVJournal of Film and Video, and Ms. Magazine. She serves on the Ms. Committee of Scholars, and on the American Film Institute Awards Jury.

L.S. Kim’s book, Maid for Television: Race, Class, Gender, and a Representational Economy (being released in Summer 2023) investigates the cultural significance of the racialized female domestic in American television from 1950 to the present. She graduated from Smith College with a major in Government and a minor in Film, and earned her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in the Department of Film and Television at UCLA.

Last modified: Jun 20, 2023