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Kyong Yoon

Dr. Kyong Yoon
Associate Professor, Cultural Studies
Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
The University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
CCS 175, 1148 Research Road
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7

T: 250.807.8897
F: 250.807.8543
E: kyong.yoon@ubc.ca

Dr. Kyong Yoon is a media researcher specializingin Asian and South Korean digital media, youth culture, and cultural studies. He held ESRC (UK) and Korea Research Foundation (Korea) postdoctoral fellowships and taught at Korea University and McGill University. His recent research topics include digital diaspora, global pop music, and postcolonial technology. 


Media and Digital Cultures

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Teaching (2018-19, Term 2)

  • CULT 215 Cultural Industries

Publications (since 2014)

Yoon, K. (Forthcoming). Discursive Construction of Hallyu-in-North Korea in South Korean News Media. In Kim, Y. (ed.). Hallyu and North Korea: Soft Power of Popular Culture. New York: Routledge.

Yoon, K. (2018). Diasporic Youth Cultureof K-pop. Journal of Youth Studies.

Yoon, K. (2018). Global Imagination of K-Pop: Pop Music Fans' Lived Experiences of Cultural Hybridity. Popular Music and Society. 41(3).

Yoon, K. (2018). Multicultural Digital Media Practices of 1.5 Generation Korean Immigrants in Canada. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal. 27(2).

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.283300.

Yoon, K. (2017). Postcolonial Production and Consumption of Global K-pop. In Jin, D. and Yoon, T-J. (eds.). The Korean Wave: Evolution, Fandom, and Transnationality, Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, pp.109125.

Yoon, K. (2017). Cultural Translation of K-Pop among Asian Canadian Fans, International Journal of CommunicationInternatio11: 2350–2366

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

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

Yoon, K. (2016). The Local Sociality and Emotion of Jeong in Koreans’ Media Practices. In Lim, S. S. and Soriano, C. (Eds.). Asian Perspectives on Digital Culture: Emerging Phenomena, Enduring Concepts. London: Routledge, pp.8599.

Yoon, K. (2016). The Cultural Appropriation of Smartphones in Transnational Korean Families. In Lim, S. S. (Ed.). Mobile Communication and the Family - Asian Experiences in Technology Domestication. New York: Springer, pp.92108.

Jin, D. Y. and 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): 510523.

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): 217232.

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

Yoon, K. and 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.


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