Professor, SungKongHoe University(Seoul)
Professor, Sung Kong Hoe University (Seoul) and Director of The Institute of Korean Democracy (Korea Democracy Foundation)
He have served the Korean government as a standing commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Republic of Korea (TRCK) from December1, 2005 to December 10, 2009 (A vice-minister class, nominated by the President Noh, Moo-hyun) . As a commissioner, he has directed the investigation of the Korean War massacres for the first time as a governmental body after the incidents. He got his PhD from Seoul National University(1993). The research areas that he has focused are historical sociology of Korean politics, working class formation and the Korean War. He also has acted as an organizer of progressive academic movements since the 1980s and have participated several civil movements in South Korea (co-builder of PSPD in Korea). In 2004, The Hankyoreh (Korea's most progressive newspaper) nominated him as a member of '100 people who will lead Korean society'. He was awarded the 20th DanJe Prize (단재상) in 2005, and 15th Song Gun-Ho Media Prize in 2016 by his academic achievements and social activities.
Since 1999, he wrote articles on Korean War Massacres and has organized concerned intellectuals and victims‟ families to settle the problem of massacres committed by South Korean authorities during the Korean War (1948-1953). He has written several academic articles and books including Social Movement in 1960s of Korea (1991). A Study of Korea's Working Class (1995), Shadow of Modernity (2000), War and Society (2000), Engine of America-Market and War(2004), War-Politics (2013).This is a War over Memory (2013) Among them, War and Society, is translated into Germany, Japanese, and English (English title is The Unending Korean War. This book was also picked by the Publishers Association of East Asia as one of the 100 books among the most important East Asian books, Japan, China and Korea).
Dong-Choon Kim will take part of the Visiting Professors Program designed by EHESS, on proposal of Alain Delissen (Centre Chine, Corée, Japon - CCJ).