• Kyong Yoon

    Professor of Cultural Studies

    Kyong Yoon is a Seoul-born media researcher. His research focuses on digital media, migration, East Asian popular culture, and youth culture.

     

    Kyong is the author of Digital Mediascapes of Transnational Korean Youth Culture (Routledge) and Diasporic Hallyu: The Korean Wave in Korean Canadian Youth Culture (Palgrave, forthcoming). He has co-authored Transnational Hallyu: The Globalization of Korean Digital and Popular Culture (Rowman & Littlefield).

     

    He studied at Korea University and the University of Birmingham, and held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Sheffield and Korea University. He was a research assistant professor at Korea University and a Korea Foundation visiting professor at McGill University.

    At the University of British Columbia Okanagan, he teaches courses on cultural industries, internet culture, and Asian pop culture. He lives in Kelowna, Canada, while working on his fourth book.

  • Research Highlights

    Diasporic Hallyu: The Korean Wave in Korean Canadian Youth Culture

    Research Monograph. 2022. New York: Palgrave.

    Transnational Hallyu:
    The Globalization of Korean Digital and Popular Culture

    Research Monograph. 2021. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. LINK
    Co-authored with Dal Yong Jin and Wonjung Min.

    Digital Mediascapes of Transnational Korean Youth Culture

    Research Monograph. 2020. New York: Routledge. LINK

    Articles (2021 and 2022)

    Yoon, K. (2022, in press). Diasporic Koreanness in Kim’s Convenience. In Tanter, Marcy and Park, Moisés (Eds.). Here Comes the Flood: Perspectives of Gender, Sexuality, and Stereotype in the Korean Wave. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

     

    Yoon, K. (2021). North Korean Defectors’ Self-representation as the Politics of Refusal. Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies. LINK

     

    Yoon, K. (2021). K-pop Pedagogy in the Digital Platform Era. International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics, 17 (2).

     

    Yoon, K. (2021). Micro-celebrities from the North: Young North Korean Defectors’ Vlogging on YouTube. First Monday, 26 (7). LINK

    Yoon, K. (2021). Discourse of the Post-COVID 19 New Deal in South Korea. East Asia: An International Quarterly. LINK

     

    Yoon, K. (2021). Digital Dilemmas in the (Post-)pandemic Digital State. Journal of Digital Media and Policy, 12 (1). LINK

    Articles (2020 and earlier)

    For the full list of publications
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    Major Contributions in the 2010s (Select)

    Yoon, K. (2018). Global Imagination of K-Pop: Pop Music Fans’ Lived Experiences of Cultural Hybridity. Popular Music and Society, 41 (4): 373–389. LINK

     

    Jin, D. Y. & Yoon, K. (2016). The Social Mediascape of Korean Pop Culture: Hallyu 2.0 as Spreadable Media Practice. New Media & Society, 18 (7): 1277–1292. LINK

     

    Yoon, K. (2014). Transnational Youth Mobility in the Neoliberal Economy of Experience. Journal of Youth Studies, 17 (8):1014–1028. LINK

     

     

    Inquiries

    kyong dot yoon at outlook.com