Hwansoo Kim is an Associate Professor of Korean Buddhism and Culture in the Department of Religious Studies. He received his Ph.D. in the colonial history of Korean and Japanese Buddhism from Harvard University in 2007. He formerly taught in the Department of Religious Studies, with a joint appointment with the Asian & Middle Eastern Studies Department at Duke University (2009-2018) and in the East Asian Studies Department at the University of Arizona (2008-2009). His present research concerns colonial, modern, and contemporary Korean Buddhism from a transnational perspective. He is the author of Empire of the Dharma: Korean and Japanese Buddhism, 1877–1912 (Harvard University Asia Center, 2013) and The Korean Buddhist Empire: A Transnational History, 1910-1945 (Harvard University Asia Center, 2018).