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I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago, specializing in International Relations. I have been a regular contributor to the Korea column for The Diplomat, and have also written about Korean social issues for Foreign Policy, NPR, and other public-facing outlets. My research interests include: foreign policy rhetoric, public and cultural diplomacy, South Korean politics and social issues, U.S.-Korea relations.
July 2015 - August 2018
Korea Economic Institute
- Managing Director
With K-pop’s tremendous growth transnationally, scholars have pointed to the industry’s inclusion of singers from different national and ethnic backgrounds, highlighting them as examples of successful glocalization. But there has been little attention paid to how these “foreign” singers, now integrated into the Korean pop music industry, are receiv...
This chapter explores visual representations of North Korea across a range of American news media outlets. Drawing on literature from visual framing and media studies, it examines the visuals employed in news media discourse surrounding North Korea, focusing on photographs and political cartoons, as well as cover stories from Newsweek magazine. Thi...
In early April 2018, a delegation of South Korean musical artists performed in Pyongyang, North Korea as part of a prominent public diplomacy initiative aimed to attract positive attention ahead of the first summit meeting between President Moon Jae-in and Chairman Kim JongUn later that month. By inviting Hallyu stars like Red Velvet and Baek Ji Yo...
This article features a content analysis of the entire corpus of news articles published about North and South Korea by five major American news websites in 2016. It provides an insight into the multiple and contradictory ways in which North Korea is framed by the American news media. The study finds that responsibility for the ongoing crisis on th...
Over the last decade, Western publics have gradually caught on to the K-pop phenomenon; the Korean Wave has arrived on European and North American shores and shows no signs of receding. Heightened interest has corresponded with increased mainstream media coverage, both among news and entertainment outlets. This article analyzes mainstream media cov...