Research Historian Colleen Kim conducts historical, museum, and litigation research. Prior to joining History Associates, she graduated from Georgetown University with an MA in German and European Studies. During this time, she worked as a research assistant for a distinguished Georgetown history professor, and specialized in 20th Century German history, food history, and material culture. Her MA thesis, “Feeding the Imagination: Cooking and Nationhood in West Germany,” examined West Germany’s first television cooking show, and the relationship between West German cooking, eating, and national identity in the postwar period.
Before attending Georgetown, Colleen worked as a Fulbright Scholar in Germany for 2 years, teaching English in German secondary schools. She also graduated summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota in 2014 with a BA in English and Speech-Language-Hearing Science, and a minor in German.