Department of Ethnic Studies - College of Letters and Science - University of California, Berkeley

People / Graduate Students


Rachel Lim

Migration, Religion, Korean Diaspora, Mexico, Asia and the Americas


Bio & Research Interests

My dissertation project examines the cultural, economic, and migratory circuits between South Korea, the U.S. and Mexico. Utilizing archival research, ethnographic fieldwork and in-depth interviews, I study the multiple migrations of diasporic Koreans, tracing how religion facilitates diasporic networks across the Pacific and throughout the Americas. From 2017-2018, I was a Fulbright García-Robles research scholar at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Iztapalapa in Mexico City. Before coming to UC Berkeley, I was a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in South Korea from 2012-2014. 




Carolyn Chen
Lok Siu

Courses Taught or Assisted


Graduate Student Instructor, Asian American Studies R2A: Reading and Composition ("Religion")
Fall 2015, Fall 2016, UC Berkeley

Lead Instructor, Interdisciplinary Studies 110: YA Fantasy & Popular Culture
Spring 2012, University of Virginia