Dr. Anna Kim

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Assistant Professor

School of Public Affairs
San Diego State University
Office: AH 4134
Phone: 619-594-2198

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Anna Joo Kim is an Assistant Professor of City Planning in the School Public Affairs at San Diego State University. Dr. Kim’s research is focused on immigrant participation in the informal economy and ethnic labor markets, as well as community economic development and health outcomes related to the built environment. She has partnered with Los Angeles and Atlanta area municipalities and NGOs on planning for immigrant integration, with a focus on civic engagement, community health, and refugee resettlement. She has degrees in Gender and Feminist Studies (B.A), Ethnic Studies (M.A.) and Urban Planning (UCLA, Ph.D.)

Her research has received grant awards from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, American Studies Association, GT Center for Urban Innovation, UC Center for New Racial Studies, and the UCLA and Berkeley Institutes for Research on Labor and Employment. Professor Anna Kim's studio research on demographic change and immigration in the Atlanta metro area has also received awards from the Georgia Planning Association (2017) and the Dale Foundation Prize for Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning (2018). Her book on Immigrant Atlanta is forthcoming in the Urban Life, Landscape and Policy series from Temple University Press.

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