Sujin Eom is a cultural historian of the built environment whose research is anchored in a cross-regional inquiry into migration and urban space. Eom is currently completing her first book manuscript that examines, through the lens of Chinatown, the transpacific migration of racial and spatial categories. Eom holds a PhD in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Designated Emphasis in Global Metropolitan Studies. Eom is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography, Dartmouth College and an Associate in Research at the Korea Institute, Harvard University.
Eom's research interests include migration and diaspora, critical race theory, science and technology studies, and postcolonial urban theory. Eom's next research project investigates the global movement of urban policies, ideas, and forms during the Cold War, with an emphasis on urban infrastructure built in East Asian cities.
Eom is the recipient of several awards and fellowships, including the IPHS Best Postgraduate Planning History Paper Award, the Japan Foundation Fellowship, the University of California Pacific Rim Research Fellowship, and the Social Science Research Council Grant. She has served as the Haas Junior Scholars Program Fellow (2015-2016) and the Berkeley Empirical Legal Studies (BELS) Graduate Fellow (2016-2017).