Hun Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy at the University of California, Irvine. His research focuses on the production of urban space and the political economy of Asian cities. Hun’s current ethnographic work examines inter-Asian and late-socialist connections of urban development and infrastructure in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam.

Hun holds a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning with a designated emphasis in Global Metropolitan Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.