Splash Biography

NATHAN KIM, Yale sophomore, studying Ethnicity, Race, and Migr

Major: Ethnicity, Race, and Migration

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm a sophomore at Yale double majoring in Statistics and Data Science and Ethnicity, Race, and Migration. Wow, that's a mouthful!

I'm interested in how we can fight for justice in all sorts of ways, especially through historical analysis and visualization of data.

Besides my academics, I'm also involved in the Yale Asian American Students Alliance, the Korean American Students at Yale, Matriculate (a club for mentoring low-income high school students) and the Asian American Studies Task Force! Contact me if you'd like to learn more about any of these, life at Yale in general, or how you can join this fight for change.

Past Classes

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E4176: Edge of America in Sprout Spring 2020 (Feb. 15 - 29, 2020)
Do you consider yourself an American? How do we -- how does America -- define "American?" These are simple questions at first glance. But by thinking about these questions, we can begin to understand why injustice exists for those affected by these definitions. Our class will discuss the idea of citizenship with regards to modern immigration law, exploring how rethinking our ideas of citizenship can lead to a more just society. Join us for an hour of conversation and fun!

H4057: The Borders of Modern America in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 16, 2019)
Who gets to be an American? We can find one answer in examining American immigration, which relates to who enters the US as well as how these people are treated. Though you might have learned about this in the 1800s or 1900s, far more relevant is the world of immigration today. We discuss this in legal, social, and historical lenses to together explore how America is built.

C3880: Immigrant History: From Gold Rush to LA Riots in Sprout Fall 2019 (Sep. 28 - Oct. 12, 2019)
In 2019, we are wrestling with a political question that has followed us since the beginning of our nation’s founding: immigration. Yet, despite how long we’ve been discussing the same topic, we have rarely stepped back to learn our country’s history with immigration. Come with us to survey this country’s long history regarding who is and who isn’t American. *class is brought to you by the Immigrant History Project and the Asian American Student Alliance (AASA).

E3323: Meaning in Naruto: Exploring Alternative Literature in Sprout Fall 18 (Sep. 29 - Oct. 13, 2018)
Literature extends far past what we usually read in class -- we can often find a great deal of meaning in hidden places. By focusing on the legendary manga and anime Naruto, we will explore both what literature fundamentally represents and the many different ways that this can manifest. Students will ideally emerge with a greater understanding of why we write, who we write for, and how we achieve this. .