So Jung KIM (EALC)

I am a Ph.D. student in East Asian Languages and Cultures. I received my B.A. in Film Studies and Art History in Korea and completed my master’s degree in Art History (East Asian Art focus) at the University of Kansas in 2010. Currently, my research interests lie in Korean Webtoons (Web Comics) which are a “digital-first” form of content produced for digital natives. With my strong background in visual studies, I hope to investigate how Webtoons represent contemporary Korean culture, with a focus on the precariousness of the young generation (digital natives) in relation to instabilities and inequities of neoliberal globalism.