Academic Works

Current projects

  • Ph. D. dissertation: “My Song is My Power”: Negotiating Cultural Power through Foreign Vogue in Postcolonial Korean Popular Music. Advised by Robert Walser (expected May 2018).

Publications and presented papers

  • Paper: “What’s in a Hit?: South Korean Government’s War on Marijuana, Decadence, and Foreign Musical Influences,” MoPOP Pop Conference. Seattle, WA, 21 April 2017. PDF
  • Paper: “South Korean Protest Songs Uniting the Living and the Dead,” International Association for the Study of Popular Music, U.S. Branch (IASPM-US). Cleveland, OH, 24 February 2017.
  • Paper: “Over Our Fallen Comrades: Mass Singing at South Korean Protests as a Musical Communion,” Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA). Albuquerque, NM, 16 February 2017.
  • Article: “Uncles’ Generation: Adult Male Fans and Alternative Masculinities in South Korean Popular Music,” Journal of Fandom Studies 3.1 (April 2015): 43-58. PDF

Other projects

  • Undergraduate capstone project: Dialectics of Mass Fascination: The Cultural Economy of Korean Pop. Advised by Lorraine Plourde and Shaka P. McGlotten (May 2012).