I’d like to announce the following event to be held at UC Berkeley (see below). Rebecca Kim is a good friend and colleague who has recently published a study of second-gen Korean American evangelicals. If you live in the Bay Area or know people at UC, could you spread the word about this exciting talk?
About Rebecca Kim
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“God’s New Whiz Kids? Korean American Campus Evangelicals”
Rebecca Kim, Assistant Professor, Sociology, Pepperdine University
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
4 p.m., 223 Moses Hall (http://berkeley.edu/map/maps/CD45.html)
Sponsored by the Religion, Politics and Globalization Program at UC Berkeley
Co-sponsored by the Institute for Leadership Development & the Study of Asian North American Religion, GTU
God’s New Whiz Kids? focuses on second-generation Korean Americans, who make up the majority of Asian American evangelicals, and explores the factors that lead college-bound Korean American evangelicals—from integrated, mixed race neighborhoods—to create racially segregated religious communities on campus. Kim illuminates an emergent “made in the U.S.A.” ethnicity to help explain this trend, and to shed light on a group that may be changing the face of American evangelicalism, both at home and abroad.
The Religion, Politics and Globalization Program (RPGP)
The Institute of International Studies (IIS)