Gyuchan-Kim-150x150Dr Gyuchan Kim was a Research Associate on the MIGPROSP project in summer 2016, undertaking research in South Korea. He completed his PhD in 2016 in the Department of Sociological Studies at the University of Sheffield. His thesis investigated the intersections of the migration regime and the care regime in South Korea. His research interests include the care-migration nexus especially with regard to transnational aspects of family life, the evolution of East Asian welfare (care) regimes and policy learning between Korea and other welfare states.




  • PhD in Social Policy, The University of Sheffield, UK. PhD thesis title is ‘Intersections of the migration regime and the care regime: the South Korean case’.
  • MSc in Globalisation & International Policy Analysis, The University of Bath, UK
  • BA in Social Work, Yonsei University, South Korea


  • Postgraduate member of the project ‘Gender, Migration and Work of Care’, Centre for Global Social Policy, University of Toronto
  • Postgraduate member of ‘Migration Research Group’, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Organiser of ‘Social Policy Reading Group’, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Member of the Social Policy Association
  • Member of the Korean Association of Social Workers
  • Former committee member of the East Asian Social Policy research network (


Kim, G. and Kilkey, M. (2016), ‘Marriage migration policy as a social reproduction system: the South Korean experience’, in M. Kilkey and E. Palenga-Möllenbeck (eds.), Family Life in an Age of Migration and Mobility: Global Perspectives through the Life Course, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.