Ray Kim

Ray Kim is a Ph.D. candidate at Georgetown University who works primarily within the field of sociology of religion. His dissertation looks at how and why halal, an Islamic religious and legal category, became a hot button issue in South Korea starting in 2009. By taking a discourse analysis approach, he examines how halal became a contested category with socially constructed meanings, and explores the ways in which a religious category becomes secularized as it becomes interpolated into processes of commodification, industrialization, and globalization.

Contributions by Ray Kim

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Islam, Politics, and Identity: The (Im)possibility of Sudan's Islamic State

Is the Islamic state simply a reaction against the modern secular nation-state, or is there more to it? Join us as Noah Salomon answers this question among many more as he talks about his book For Love of the Prophet: An Ethnography of Sudan's Islamic State.

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Locked In, Locked Down, and Vaccinated? On Agency and Autonomy | Discourse! November 2020

This month's Discourse! - with Chris Cotter, Ray Kim, and Theo Wildcroft - kicks off with a festive twist on our now-traditional focus upon Covid-19 to discuss recent relaxations in restrictions in the UK, halal vaccinations, and much more.

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