Kyong Yoon

Associate Professor

Cultural Studies, Department of English and Cultural Studies
Other Titles: Cultural Studies
Office: CCS 175
Phone: 250.807.8897
Email: kyong.yoon@ubc.ca

Graduate student supervisor



Research Summary

Digital media, mobile communication, migration, Korean popular culture, and youth culture.

Courses & Teaching

CULT 215 Cultural Industries; CULT 312 Internet Culture; CULT 313 Transnational Asian pop culture; CULT 410 Asian cinema

Biography

Kyong Yoon is a Seoul-born media researcher. Dr. Yoon’s research focuses on digital media, migration, and youth culture. He has published nearly 40 peer-reviewed articles and chapters. Prior to coming to UBC Okanagan, he was an ESRC postdoctoral fellow at the University of Sheffield, a research assistant professor at Korea University, and a Korea Foundation visiting professor at McGill University.

Websites

www.kyongyoon.com/

Google Scholar

Degrees

PhD University of Birmingham (UK); BA Korea University

Selected Publications & Presentations

Yoon, K. (2019). Transnational Fandom in the Making: K-pop Fans in Vancouver. International Communication Gazette (Online First), 18(2): 176-192.

Yoon, K. (2019). Diasporic Youth Culture of K-pop. Journal of Youth Studies, 22(1): 138–152.

Yoon, K. (2019). Discursive Construction of Hallyu-in-North Korea in South Korean News Media. In Kim, Y. (ed.). South Korean Popular Culture and North Korea. New York: Routledge (pp. 149–161).

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

Yoon, K. (2018). Multicultural Digital Media Practices of 1.5-generation Korean Immigrants in Canada. Asia and Pacific Migration Journal. 27(2): 148–165.

Yoon, K. (2018). Digital Media and Culture in Korea. In Jin, D. and Kwak, N. J. (Eds.). Communication, Digital Media, and Popular Culture in Korea: Contemporary Research and Future Prospects, Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books (pp. 283–300).

Yoon, K. (2017). Cultural Translation of K-Pop among Asian Canadian Fans, International Journal of Communication, 11: 2350–2366.

Yoon, K. (2017). Korean Migrants’ Use of the Internet in Canada. Journal of International Migration and Integration. 18(2): 547–562

Jin, D. Y. & Yoon, K. (2016) Reimagining Smartphones in a Local Mediascape: A Cultural Analysis of Young KaKao Talk Users in Korea. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. 22(5): 510–523.

Yoon, K. (2016). The Media Practice of ‘KaTalk’ in the Face of Facebook: Young Koreans’ Use of Mobile App Platforms in a Transnational Context. Critical Arts: South-North Media and Cultural Studies. 30(2): 217–232.

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.

Yoon, K. (2016). The Migrant Lives of the Digital Generation. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies. 30(4): 369–380.

Yoon, K. & Jin. D. Y. (2016). The Korean Wave Phenomenon in Asian Diasporas in Canada. Journal of Intercultural Studies. 37(1): 69–83.

Yoon, K. & Jin, D. Y. (2016). The Gamification of Mobile Communication amongst Young Korean Smartphone Users. Asiascape: Digital Asia. 3(1-2): 60–78.

Yoon, K. (2015). Affordances and Negotiations of the Digital Reputation Society: A Case Study of RateMyProfessors.com. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies. 29(1): 109–120.

Yoon, K. (2015). A National Construction of Transnational Mobility: Deconstructing the ‘Overseas Working Holiday Phenomenon’ in Korea. Journal of Intercultural Studies. 36(1): 71–87.

Yoon, K. (2014). The Racialised Mobility of Transnational Working Holidays. Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power. 21(5): 586–603.

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

Selected Grants & Awards

Grants

Academy of Korean Studies Publication Grant (2018): $12,000

Academy of Korean Studies Research Grant (2017): $20,000

Academy of Korean Studies Research Grant (2016): $15,000

SSHRC Insight Grant (2013-2015): $62,000

UBC Okanagan Internal Research Grant (2013): $5,000

Awards & Distinctions
The Ashley Prize for the best Social Sciences dissertation, University of Birmingham

Professional Services/Affiliations/Committees

Editorial board member, Asiascape: Digital Asia

 

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