ChangHwan Kim

ChangHwan Kim
  • Professor
  • Director of Graduate Studies

Contact Info

Fraser Hall, Room 748


Professor Kim is specialized in the areas of stratification, work and organizations, race and ethnicity, Asian American studies, Korea studies, and quantitative methodology. The common concern of his research is to contribute to the generation of the critical knowledge and information that will ultimately help policy makers to understand and eventually ameliorate the undesirable sources of increasing socioeconomic polarization in our society. Methodologically, he is interested in panel models and diverse statistical decompositions. His work appears, among others, in American Sociological Review, Annual Review of Sociology, Work and Occupations, Sociological Methods & Research and Korean Journal of Sociology.


Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Texas at Austin, 2006
Occupational Structure and Growing Wage Inequality in the United States, 1983-2002.


Stratification and Inequality
Labor Markets
Economic Sociology
Race and Ethnicity
Asian American Studies
Korea Studies
Research Methods and Statistics

Selected Publications

Grants & Other Funded Activity

  • 2019. The Byron A. Alexander Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award, University of Kansas.
  • 2019. Poster Presentation Winner, Population Association of America.
  • 2018-2019. General Faculty Research Fund, University of Kansas. "Changing Educational Marital Pattern and Family Economic Well-being." ($10,304)
  • 2018-2019. National Science Foundation (# 1801820). Byeongdon Oh's Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: "Why Has the Meritocratic Power of Advanced Degrees Declined?: The Role of Higher Education in Promoting Upward Mobility." ($12,000)
  • 2018-2020. The National Research Foundation of Korea. Co-PI (PI: Young-mi Kim, Co-PI: ChangHwan Kim, Bong-oh Kye, Yoon Choi, Sungjae Hwang, and Hae Yeon Choo) "Inequality and Demographic Changes." ($256,000 = 281.6 million Korean won)