Young Mie Kim

Scholar in Residence

Young Mie Kim joined CLC as a Scholar in Residence in February 2018. Young Mie is also a Professor of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and a Faculty Affiliate of the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin. 

Kim’s research concerns media and politics in the digital age. At CLC, Kim provides her expertise in digital political advertising and conducts evidence-based research for regulatory policy solutions.

Kim’s recent research project, Project DATA (Digital Ad Tracking & Analysis), empirically investigates the sponsors/sources, contents, and targets of digital political campaigns across multiple platforms. The project uncovers “behind-the-scenes” operations of digital political campaigns. 

Kim’s research has appeared in the flagship journals in the fields of Communication, as well as Political Science: Communication Research, the Journal of Communication, the Journal of Politics, among others. Kim’s research also has received prestigious awards and research grants in social science, including the Best Article of the Year Award (awarded for the best published article on political communication across the fields of Communication, Political Science, and Sociology); the Nafzinger-White Dissertation Award (awarded for the best dissertation in Mass Communication.

Kim received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was a Visiting Fellow of the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. She was the Microsoft Visiting Professor of the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University.