Suzie Kim specializes in the history of modern and contemporary East Asian art and architecture. She holds a B.A. in western history from Korea University, Seoul, Korea, a M.A. in art history from Hongik University, Seoul, Korea, and a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has held internships and fellowships at the Arthur M. Sackler and Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Her interests lie particularly in how the concepts developed at the German Bauhaus Institute became the primary source for a multifaceted cultural phenomenon in Japan and Korea from the 1920s onward. Her wider areas of expertise include cross-cultural interactions between European and East Asian avant-garde movements from 1900; global modernisms; postcolonial theory; and architecture and design in 20th-century Europe and East Asia. She did archival research in Japan and Korea this summer and enjoyed swimming after.