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" is forthcoming at International Journal of Communication

December 2022
I was accepted with two co-authored papers to the 9th World Association of Hallyu Studies (WAHS) which will be held at the National Library of Korea

October 2022
I was 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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My book chapter titled "Ex-periphery: South Korea in the development discourse" is forthcoming in the edited Routledge volume Korea and the Global Society: Engagement and Reciprocity

November 2022