Benjamin Han, PH.D.

Assistant Professor, Tulane University


Benjamin Han is a media historian and global media studies scholar whose work focuses on television studies, race and ethnicity, and the cultural intersections between East Asia and Latin America. He is the author of Beyond the Black and White TV: Asian and Latin American Spectacle in Cold War America (Rutgers University Press, 2020). He is currently working on a book that examines how Latin America is imagined in South Korean television.

Taeyoung Kim, PH.D.

Lecturer, Loughborough University


Taeyoung Kim is a Lecturer in Communication and Media at the School of Social Science and Humanities, Loughborough University, UK. His studies centre on cultural policies, cultural/creative industries, and globalization, focusing on understanding the relationship between global and local forces in cultural production and the state’s response to forces of globalization. Taeyoung completed his Ph.D. at Simon Fraser University, and his research has appeared in several journals, including Media, Culture & Society, the International Journal of Communication, and Television & New Media.

Robert Prey, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, University of Groningen


Robert Prey is a media scholar who studies the relationship between technology, capitalism and culture. Dr. Prey's research and writings focus on algorithmic recommendation systems and the interdependent processes of ‘datafication’ and ‘platformization’. His current focus is on music streaming platforms and the music, musicians and industry developing around them. Dr. Prey completed his PhD in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University (Canada) in 2015. Before this, he worked with Migrant World Television (MWTV) in Seoul, South Korea.

Kyong Yoon, PH.D.

PROFESSOR, University of British Columbia Okanagan


Kyong Yoon is a Seoul-born media researcher. His research focuses on digital media, migration, cultural industries, and East Asian youth culture. He is the author of Digital Mediascapes of Transnational Korean Youth Culture and Diasporic Hallyu: The Korean Wave in Korean Canadian Youth Culture. He has co-authored Transnational Hallyu: The Globalization of Korean Digital and Popular Culture. Prior to coming to UBC Okanagan, he was an ESRC postdoctoral fellow at the University of Sheffield, a research assistant professor at Korea University, and a Korea Foundation visiting professor at McGill University.