Moonhawk Kim

Moonhawk Kim

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty

(415) 422-6515


Moonhawk Kim is the director of research practice partnerships and community engagement at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Education. He is building up infrastructure for practitioners at Oakland Unified School District and researchers and staff at UC Berkeley to engage in productive collaborative partnership projects to improve educational outcomes. Prior to his current role, Moonhawk was supervisor of analytics at the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), where he used social science to improve education for the nearly 60,000 children enrolled in the school district.

Moonhawk also teaches introductory quantitative analysis, data bootcamp, and data visualization at the University of San Francisco. Prior to his time at SFUSD, he was an assistant professor of political science at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and published widely in academic journals on the political economy of global trade. Moonhawk, a native Californian, earned his PhD from Stanford University and BA from University of California at Berkeley.

Stanford University, MA, PhD, 2005
UC Berkeley, BA in Economics and Political Science, 1999
Director of Research Practice Partnerships and Community Engagement, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education, 2019 - current
Supervisor of Analytics, San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), 2017 - 2019
Educational Policy Analyst, San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), 2016 - 2017
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder, 2007 - 2016
Selected Publications

"Enduring Trade Disputes: Disguised Protectionism and Duration and Recurrence of International Trade Disputes" (2016) Review of International Organizations. Online First version published online July 3, 2015. 

"Alliances and the High Politics of International Trade" (2016) with Scott Wolford. Political Science Research and Methods. FirstView version published online on June 19, 2015. Replication data posted on Dataverse.

"Lingua Mercatoria: Language and Foreign Direct Investment" (2015) with Amy Liu, Kim-Lee Tuxhorn, David Leblang and David Brown. International Studies Quarterly 59(2): 330--343.

"Choosing Anarchy: Institutional Alternatives and the Global Order" (2014) with Scott Wolford. International Theory 6(1): 28--67.