Curative Violence: Representing Transnational
Military Violence, Disability, and Sexuality

Monday, November 13, 2017
7:00 pm
Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library

Presenting from her recently published book, Kim will examine a direct link between cure and violence that appears in the representations of disability, Cold War imperialism, and sexual oppression in South Korea. She considers how contemporary representations of sexuality and disability in the media have been marked by sentimentalism, shock, pity, disgust, and the desire to “help,” appealing to “benevolence” that hides embodied experiences and violence of many kinds.

Eunjung Kim
Assistant Professor
Women’s and Gender Studies
Syracuse University

Eunjung Kim is assistant professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and the Disability Studies Program at Syracuse University. Her book, Curative Violence (Duke University Press, 2017), has won the 2017 Alison Piepmeier Award presented by the National Women’s Studies Association.


This event is fragrance-free: attendees are asked to refrain from from wearing perfume, cologne and other fragrances. Gender-neutral bathrooms will be available and the venue will be wheelchair accessible. Captioning services and ASL interpreters will be available. For questions about access, please contact Angela Smith at