Minji Kim

PhD Candidate, Department of GeographyUniversity of Wisconsin / Milwaukee


Minji Kim is a PhD candidate in Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She received her MA in Geography at Korea University and BA in Geography Education at Korea University. She is currently conducting her research on comparatively analyzing the causes and consequences of the complex relationship between residents and the process of neighborhood change brought about by urban tourism in disadvantaged urban neighborhoods in Seoul and Busan in South Korea. Her research interests include urban tourism, neighborhood change, residents' perception toward tourism, and gentrification.

Award Information

2019 Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop

University of Wisconsin / Milwaukee

Disadvantaged Neighborhoods in South Korean Cities as New Urban Tourism Destinations: The Complexity of Residents’ Perceptions and the Challenge of Gentrification