Soyeon Kim completed her PhD from UCLA in 2019 with a dissertation on “Worshipping the Stars: The Buddha of Polaris in Early Modern Korean Visual Culture.” She received her B.A. and M.A. degrees from the department of Archaeology and Art History at Seoul National University. Dr. Kim currently is an assistant professor at Kookmin University. Her research interests include interdisciplinary approach weaving together subjects from art history, Buddhist study to astrology and astronomy, and the contribution of pictorial practice to creating images.