Soojong Kim

Soojong Kim Portrait

Position Title
Assistant Professor

361 Kerr Hall


  • PhD, Communication, University of Pennsylvania
  • MA, Sociology, Seoul National University
  • BS & MS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Seoul National University


I am an assistant professor at the Department of Communication. Based on computational methods, my research investigates how technology and society interact, focusing on social inequality, disparity, and risk. Before joining UC Davis, I was a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University, jointly affiliated with the Program on Democracy and the Internet (PDI) and the Digital Civil Society Lab (DCSL). I received my PhD at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. More information about my research is available here.

If you are interested in studying the ways people perceive and share information online and offline; investigating the social and psychological consequences and mechanisms of communication; and learning and conducting research using quantitative and computational techniques, I'd be happy to talk.

- For current graduate students and other researchers: I provide various research opportunities for graduate students and other researchers. Please contact me via email, or just fill out a form here.

- For undergraduate students: I have multiple open research assistant positions. Please contact me via email, or just fill out a form here.

- For aspiring graduate students: I will consider applications from prospective doctoral students who submit their applications during the 2023 season and plan to commence their studies in the academic year 2024-25. If you wish to be considered, mention my name as your top potential advisor in your application.

- For media inquiries: Please contact me via email.

Research Focus

Computational social science, New media & technology, Social media, Computer-mediated communication, Health & Science communication, Political communication, Interpersonal/intergroup communication