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


Locked In, Locked Down, and Vaccinated? On Agency and Autonomy, in 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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