Joonmo Kang


Joonmo Kang
  • Assistant Professor
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Contact Info

116 Twente Hall

Education

B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 2009
M.A. in Social Work, Seoul National University, 2012
Ph.D. in Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis, 2022

Specialization

Climate change; Community-engaged research; Disasters; Ecosocial work; Environmental justice; Ethnography; Homelessness; Political ecology; Qualitative methodology; Sustainable community development

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)

Manuscripts In Preparation

Kang, J., Foell, A., & Chen, Y.C. Does neighborhood matter in community gardens?

Kang, J. A Respite from Neoliberal Society: An ethnographic study on a community style community garden

Kang, J. & Lee, A. A case study of the experience of international students in MSW programs

Selected Presentations

Conference 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.

Invited presentations

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

Poster presentations

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
2021

Brown School International Dissertation Award ($7000)
2021

Korea Safety Health Environment (SHE) Foundation Research Fellowship ($24,000)
2019–2020

Brown School Excellence in Doctoral Research Award
2018

McDonnell International Academy Scholar Fellowship
2016–Present

Korea Military Academy (KMA) Faculty Research Grant ($1200)
2015–2016

KMA Superintendent’s Commendation for Excellence in Teaching
2015