Dong-Jin Kim is an Irish Research Council Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Co-fund CAROLINE (Collaborative Research Fellowships for a Responsive and Innovative Europe) Fellow at the Irish School of Ecumenics. His CAROLINE research project is entitled 'Comparative Studies on the Peace Processes in Northern Ireland and Korea: Toward Strategic Peacebuilding'. The research is carried out in partnership with Corrymeela, Northern Ireland.
Dong-Jin obtained his PhD (North Korean Studies) from the University of North Korean Studies in Korea. His academic background also includes peace and conflict studies (MLitt, University of Sydney, Australia) and theology (MDiv and BA, Hanshin University, Korea). His research interests are in the area of peacebuilding, reconciliation, humanitarian and development cooperation in the Korean peninsula and East Asia, and comparative studies of peace processes, including Korea and Ireland.
He has taught at the University of North Korean Studies, Hanshin University, Hanshin Theological Seminary, and Yonsei University as an adjunct professor and a lecturer. He has also been working as a policy advisor for the Korean Peacebuilding and Development NGOs including the Korean Sharing Movement (KSM) and Okedongmu Children in Korea. Before moving into academic life, he served as chaplain in the Korean Army.