Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Congratulations, Min Suk Kim!

Fri, March 30, 2018
Congratulations, Min Suk Kim!
Min Suk Kim

Our graduate student, Min Suk Kim, has been awarded the POSCO Graduate Research Fellowship for Korean Studies!

The POSCO Graduate Research Fellowship is to fund research and research-related expenses of graduate students in the Liberal Arts, whose research is related to Korea. Min Suk's grant will be used to conduct her ethnographic field trips to Mexico City and Lima, Peru, this summer to collect data via interview and participant observation for her dissertation project, "Hallyu Fandom in Latin America: New Media Self-Fashioning of Transcultural Urban Youth Beyond the Nation-State". The purpose of the project is to explore the growing inner-transculturality in daily lives and identity (re)formation practices of Latin American young people through consumption of Korean popular culture (K-Pop, K-Drama, fashion/make-up, etc.) and fan (re)production acts in forms of fan magazine, fan cover performances, and fan YouTube videos. It will also address some issues, such as how these transcultural experiences of hybridizing and indigenizing an Asian pop culture and so newly acquired knowledge affect the processes of fashioning the self and (re)imagining their own society/nation in terms of orientalism in the digital age. 

Congratulations, Min Suk!



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