Kim Adams is a postdoctoral lecturer in the College Core Curriculum at New York University.

Her book project, Building the Body Electric, follows the application of electricity to the human body in American literature and medicine from the Civl War to the Civil Rights Era, arguing that electric medicine works to form bodies into raced, sexed, and gendered subjects. Her research makes use of methods from the medical humanities, science and technology studies, media studies and literary scholarship.

Kim recently published a piece in The Chronicle of Higher Education comparing the academic job market to the matching process for medical residencies: "Medical Residencies Use Automatic Matching. Professorships Should, Too: A thought experiment in improving a dismal situation."

As a scholar and educator, Kim is invested in work that combines material history
with theoretical stakes to evoke practical consequences.