Rose M. Kim is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from The Graduate Center and her B.A. in Art and Design from The University of Chicago. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She co-edited Women on the Role of Public Higher Education: Personal Reflections from CUNY’s Graduate Center (2015) and Struggle for Ethnic Identity: Narratives by Asian American Professionals (1999). She has published in various journals, including Amerasia, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Qualitative Inquiry and Socialism and Democracy. Prior to graduate school she worked as a reporter at New York Newsday and the Los Angeles Times. She was part of a team of journalists and photographers that won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the 1992 L.A. riots/insurrection/saigu, an event she re-examines in her scholarly work. Her research areas include racialization, mass media discourse and public higher education.