I am a digital media scholar who studies contemporary issues of race and gender on digital media utilizing theories of power, identity, and platform economy to understand multiple layers of social inequalities in an increasingly transnational digital context.
I hold a PhD from the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. As
a CDCS fellow, I am currently working on a book manuscript titled “K-beauty Project: Transnational
Beauty and Digital Media Platform” that examines the intersection of identity entrepreneurship and
platform capitalism with a case study of Korean beauty discourse on YouTube.