Sinae Kim joined the Ph.D. program in the Asian Religions subfield at Princeton in 2017. Her research focuses on the history of religious practices in medieval China. In particular, she is interested in the dynamic relationship between Buddhist canonical scriptures, popular religious practices, and oral literary traditions in medieval China. She studies Chinese Buddhist preaching culture, sūtra lectures, rituals, and popular religious literature, with a focus on Dunhuang manuscripts, stele inscriptions, and archeological materials. Her study also examines the role peripatetic preachers or performers played in the popularization of Buddhism in medieval China. She received both B.A. and M.A. in Chinese Language and Literature from Seoul National University and studied religion at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.