I’m a sociologist interested in South Korea's economic and cultural miracles. I wrote my dissertation on Start-up Nation vs. the Republic of Samsung and published several papers on the fans and fandom of Korean popular culture. At present I’m working on the book project "ImagiNation of Korea in the post-miracle era."

Photo: Bruno Charbit


My paper titled "Shock and Surprise: Theorization of the Korean Wave through mediatized emotions" was accepted to International Journal of Communication

January  2022
I am glad to co-organize together with Prof. Nissim Otmazgin and Prof. Galia Press Barnathan an international conference on: "The Korean Peninsula and the Middle East at 60: History, Economy, and Culture"
May  2022
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I was invited to give a talk on the bar at the Old CIty (the New Gate) by the Jerusalem Municipality on "K-pop and its success secrets"
June 2022