- Assistant Professor
Climate change/Climate justice; Community-engaged research; Disasters; Ecosocial work; Ethnographic methods; Political ecology
Selected Publications —
Peer Reviewed Journal Publications
Kang, J., Fabbre, V. D., & Ekenga, C. C. (2019). “Let’s talk about the real issue”: Localized perceptions of environment and implications for ecosocial work practice. Journal of Community Practice, 27(3-4), 317-333.
Park, M.H & Kang, J. (2017). Job satisfaction of non-standard workers in Korea: Focusing on non-standard workers’ internal and external heterogeneity. Work, Employment and Society, 31(4), 605-623.
Kang, J. & Hong, B.E. (2015). Community currency in Korea: How do we envision community currency? International Journal of Community Currency Research, 19(D) 72-80.
Hong, B.E, Bae, J.Y, Park, M.H & Kang, J. (2012). Equity of the National Health Insurance contribution between the self-employed and employees. Korea Social Policy Review, 19(1) 199-231. (In Korean)
Selected Presentations —
Kang, J. (2021, January). A Respite from Neoliberal Society: An ethnographic study on a community style community garden. Presentation for Society for Social Work and Research 2021 Annual Conference, Virtual conference
Kang, J., Foell, A., & Chen, Y. (2019, January). Does neighborhood matter in community gardens? Presentation for Society for Social Work and Research 2019 Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
Lee, A. and Kang, J. (2019. January). A case study of the experience of international students in MSW programs. Presentation for Society for Social Work and Research 2019 Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
Kang, J. (2021, April). Climate justice and carbon footprint inequality in Korea: A case study on Seoul Station jjokbang-chon, Presentation for the Korean American Social Work Educators Association Research Talk, online presentation
Kang, J. (2020, October). Heatwave disaster and Jjokbang-chon, Presentation for the 2020 Annual Korean Society for Preventive Medicine Conference, Daegu, Korea
Kang J. (2020, September). The impact of Covid-19 on the lives of urban slum dwellers in Korea. Presentation for the 2020 Kyunggi Province Public Health Forum, Suwon, Korea
Kang J. (2020, September). Climate inequality and urban slum neighborhood in Korea. Presentation for SHE Foundation Forum <Risk society and social work>, Seoul, Korea
Kang, J., Fabbre, V., & Ekenga, C.E. (2018, October). “Let’s talk about the real Issue”: Localized perceptions of environment and implications for ecosocial work practice. Presentation for McDonnell International Scholars Academy 7th International Symposium, Beijing, China.
Kang, J. & Foell, A. (2018, April). Mapping community gardens in St. Louis: The neighborhood characteristics of community gardens. Poster presented at the Research Without Walls graduate student research symposium at Washington University in St. Louis.
Lee, A. & Kang, J. (2018, April). Being an international MSW student at the Brown School. Poster presented at the Research Without Walls graduate student research symposium at Washington University in St. Louis.
Awards & Honors —
Korean American Social Work Educators Association, Dissertation Proposal Award
Brown School International Dissertation Award ($7000)
Korea Safety Health Environment (SHE) Foundation Research Fellowship ($24,000)
Brown School Excellence in Doctoral Research Award
McDonnell International Academy Scholar Fellowship
Korea Military Academy (KMA) Faculty Research Grant ($1200)
KMA Superintendent’s Commendation for Excellence in Teaching