Dr Kim is the Research Projects Manager in the Research and Postgraduate Office and a member of the Centre for Creative Arts, Cultures and Engagement.
Anna Marazuela Kim
Dr Kim is the new lead for research, supporting faculty and Centres across the University and partnerships beyond. She brings to the role over a decade of experience as a member of innovative, interdisciplinary Institutes of Advanced Study in the US, UK and Europe, advancing research, projects and public-facing discourse on subjects of critical contemporary concern. These include cultural heritage and conflict; aesthetics, urban futures and civic thriving; and the ethical challenges of technology. Dr Kim has a long history of activism in human rights, particularly around migration and disability, and is a member of London Met Lab's Environment group.
Her work has been supported by numerous fellowships and awards, including a five-year Andrew Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities at Brown University; a Mellon post-doctoral fellowship at The Courtauld Institute of Art; a research fellowship at the Free University Berlin, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft; an AHRC networking grant; Kress and Jefferson Foundation funds. Prior to London Met, Dr Kim was a Visiting Research Fellow at UCL and Associate Fellow of King's College London. Currently she is an Associate Fellow of the Thriving Cities Lab at the University of Virginia.
Membership of professional bodies
- Fellow, Royal Society of Arts, Design and Manufacture, 2020 to present
- Affiliate Member, Royal Institute of British Architects, 2019 to present
- PhD History of Art and Architecture, University of Virginia, highest honors
- PhD Program, Philosophy, Brown University
- BA Intellectual History, University of Notre Dame, highest honors
- Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa, endorsed by the British Academy
Anna is affiliated with the "In-Public" research group for the Research Centre in Creative Arts, Culture and Engagement in the School of Art, Architecture and Design..
Current areas of research include:
- cultural heritage, conflict and creative iconoclasms
- aesthetics, agency and ecologies of care
- architecture and philosophy
- critical placemaking and participatory design
Teaching and thesis supervision
Dr Kim taught art and architectural history for the BA at the University of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University's School of the Arts, and art history for the MA at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she also supervised MA theses. At London Met, she is a Reader for the internal assessment PhD students in the School of Art, Architecture and Design.