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Alvin L.J. Kim


Alvin L.J. Kim is a second-year graduate student in English at the University of Pennsylvania. They earned a BA in English and Creative Writing at Macalester College where they also worked as a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow and Frank Karel Fellow. Alvin's current research interests include 20th and 21st century culture with a particular focus on Asian American conceptions of temporality and queer kinship in literature, music, and film. 

Alvin currently serves as a co-coordinator for the Gender and Sexuality Studies Reading Group and as a SASGov (School of Arts and Sciences Government) Representative. If you have any questions please email

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