March 25, 2021 | News | Welcome to the MPIDR

Jisu Kim is a new Researcher at the Digital and Computational Demography Lab

© Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa

Questions about international migration are what drives Jisu Kim’s research the most. The new researcher in the Digital and Computational Demography Lab comes from Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy.

1. What question drives you most in your research?

The greatest drivers of my research are personal experiences in my life. International migration has really become the main interest field of my research, because I, myself, have moved a lot - from Korea to New Zealand, France, Italy, and now to Germany. Having lived in these countries and observed and experienced different lifestyles as a migrant has really driven many of my research questions.

2. What are you particularly looking forward to as you start working at MPIDR?

I am looking forward to meeting my colleagues from the Lab, who have very diverse backgrounds in terms of research fields. I cannot wait to share my ideas with them and see what kind of interesting work can be produced together!

3. What do you like most about Rostock?

I have only been here for a few days and given the circumstances, I have not been able to explore the city yet. But as soon as I get the chance to do so, I’d like to see the tower of the St. Petri Church, the beach, local markets, and many other local landmarks.

4. What are you obsessed with at the moment besides demography?

Besides demography, I like painting, knitting, and Rubik’s cubes. But because of the colder weather in Rostock, I anticipate knitting will take up a bit more of my time than before.

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.