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Student Profile: Katie Hyeseung Yeo

Comparative Media Arts Master's Student in the Faculty of Communication, Art & Technology

December 08, 2020
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I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Art, Performance and Cinema Studies from Simon Fraser University in 2019 and was admitted to Dean’s Honor Roll in 2017. I have previous work experience at a documentary production company where I worked as an assistant screenwriter, helping to develop the pre-production process as well as outline the narrative.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?

As Simon Fraser University's Comparative Media Arts program offers excellent faculty, it holds a special place in my mind. I enjoyed my time here at SFU during my undergraduate studies, so I knew it was a great place to learn and further my academic career.  Especially, the program’s interdisciplinary approach to Media Studies fascinated me.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR RESEARCH AND/OR PROGRAM.

The scope of my research addresses and explores the role of media in contemporary politics. The intersection of politics and media can be the flashpoint for conflict, and my research resides at this intersection, demonstrating how media portrays society, how the public responds, and how media shapes the spectators' ideological views.

WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?

There are students from a wide variety of diverse fields across the globe in the Comparative Media Arts program, so I appreciate the diversity as well as interdisciplinary discourses, which can aid in enriching my research.

HAVE YOU BEEN THE RECIPIENT OF ANY MAJOR OR DONOR FUNDED AWARDS?

Receiving Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship (SGES) and Graduate Fellowship undeniably helped me get through my first semester of study at SFU, focusing on my academic objectives without worrying about the economic problems facing my country during this pandemic.

Contact Katie: hyeo@sfu.ca