Paul Kim


Policy Associate


Policy and Advocacy



Paul Kim joined the ACLU of Montana in August 2022. As policy associate, he is tasked with analyzing and tracking Montana’s political landscape to advance the priorities of the ACLU of Montana. The son of two Korean immigrants, he is particularly interested in the Asian experience in the American West and the role of migrant racialization as a function of the American settler-colonial project.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Geography from University College London. During his time at university, he pursued a dissertation which explored the relationship between colonial ecologies, masculinity, and political power in Montana. While completing his undergraduate degree, Paul also worked on state and federal political campaigns in Montana including Senator Jon Tester’s re-election in 2018.

In his free time, he enjoys backpacking, swimming in cold water, and spending time in the archives uncovering Montana’s buried racial histories. As a child of diaspora, he is proud to call Missoula home.