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Myoung-Sun Song

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Representation of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and national identity in Korean media and popular culture


Ph.D., Communication, University of Southern California

M.A., Professional Writing, Ewha Womans University

B.A., English Language & Literature, Ewha Womans University

Additional Campus Affiliations

Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Assistant Professor, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies

Recent Publications

Song, M-S. (2023). Celebrity Fashion and Fan Consumption: BTS “Jungkook Hanbok”. In Introducing Korean Popular Culture (pp. 53). Routledge.

Song, M-S. (2023). Hip Hop Mun Ikjeom: The Life and Music of Hyun Jin Young. Journal of Popular Music Studies, 35(1), 4.

Song, M-S. (2022). "Truth? No One Cares about the Truth": On Marginalized Identities and Belonging in The Bacchus Lady. In D. C. Oh (Ed.), Mediating the South Korean Other: Representations and Discourses of Difference in the Post/Neocolonial Nation-State (pp. 123-140). (Perspectives on Contemporary Korea). University of Michigan Press.

Song, M. S. (2022). Yes or Next: A Feminist’s Journey of Matchmaking in South Korea. Feminist Review, 131(1), 50-56.

Song, M-S. (2021). Ahn, J.-H. (2018). Mixed-Race Politics and Neoliberal Multiculturalism in South Korean Media. Palgrave Macmillan. Asian Communication Research, 18(3), 188-191.

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