Sun-Young Kim earned her Honours B.A. and M.A. in Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Toronto. She received her Ph.D. in German Studies at the University of Michigan, where she also taught beginning and intermediate German topics courses. During her graduate studies, she studied and worked with bilingual students (Swiss-German and Swiss-French) at l'Université de Lausanne. Before coming to McGill University, she taught all levels of German language, literature, and culture courses at Kalamazoo College in Michigan. Her teaching and research interests include literature of the long 19th century until the 1930s, Viennese and Weimar modernisms, religion and literature, and the representation of East Asia in German literature. Her current research projects include the notion of hope and utopia in Hermann Broch’s early works and the representation of China in Alfred Döblin’s first novel. This academic year, she teaches all levels of German language courses in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - German Studies.