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Dr. Jeong-Im Hyun

Lecturer

School of Language and Global Studies

Adelphi Building, AB148

+44 (0) 1772 89 4814

Jhyun1@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Politics and International Relations, Sociology

Dr Jeong-Im Hyun is Lecturer in the School of Languages and Global Studies of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Prior to joining UCLan, Dr Hyun taught in three different countries:  Sogang University in Korea, Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania and University of Turku in Finland. She obtained a BA and a MA from Sogang University, and a PhD University of Paris IV-Sorbonne. Recently she obtained Docent (the highest academic diploma in Finland) in the University of Turku. Dr Hyun’s research interests lie at social movement in Korea and in Europe, political communication analysis, global social movement.

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Dr Jeong-Im Hyun is Lecturer at the School of Languages and Global Studies of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

Prior to work in academia, she worked as a French-Korean translator and interpreter in Permeant delegation of Republic of Korea for OECD in Paris.  Prior to joining UCLan, Dr Hyun taught in three different countries as a lecturer:  Sogang University in Korea, Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania and University of Turku in Finland.

Dr. Hyun’s main research interests are social movement, political communication analysis, and Korean popular culture diffusion in Europe.

She conducted a comparative filed work research about social movements in Korea and in Europe focusing on how mass mobilization processes are different from East Asia (Korea) and Europe (France). Observing 2008’s Candle Light movement in Korea, she interested in political communication analysis especially, how politicians use conspiracy theory to block communication between politicians and people to maintain their power. Her article is published in leading French communication journal.

Teaching European students drove her to another interesting subject: Korean popular culture diffusion in Europe. She carried out field work in France and in Lithuania to examine the diffusion process.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Sociology University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, 2004
  • MA, translation method in Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, 2007
  • DEA, University Paris 10, 1995
  • MA, Sociology Sogang University,1992
  • BA, French Literature and Language (Minor: Sociology), Sogang University, 1988
  • Docent, Korean Studies, University of Turku, 2016

 

Publications

Movements étudiqnts en Corée du Sud : Trqnsition vers la démocratie dans les années 80 (Student movements in South Korea : Toward democratic transition in 1980s), L’Harmattant, Paris, 2005

What really matters in creating mass mobilization, classical organization or new social media? A comparative case study of the mass mobilization process in France and South Korea, Contention, October, 2015

La théorie du complot et la communication politique en Corée du Sud” (Conspiracy theory and political communication in South Korea), Hermès, n° 68, avril, 2014

Mon prince charmant parle coréen : les fans de K-Pop en France et Lituanie (My prince charming speaks Korean : K-Pop fans in France and Lithuania), Sociétés, n° 122, avril, 2014

Book review: Nouveau-riche nationalism and multiculturalism in Korea: A Media Narrative Analysis. Routledge Advances in Korean Studies, 31. By Gil-Soo Han. London; New York: Routledge, March in Pacific Affairs

What makes mass mobilization possible? Korea's candle light movement case in 2002”, Wiener Beiträge zur Koreaforschun n° VI, 2014

Korean Pop Fans in France: Fascinated by Strangeness or Familiarity?” in Koyko Koma” Ed. Comparative Studies of Acceptation of Japanese and Korean Popular Culture in Europe, Vytautas Magnus University Press, Kaunas, Lithuania, 2012

Research

Activities

Social movement analysis in South Korea, Comparative analysis of social movement in East Asia and Europe: Korea, France, Political discourse analysis in South Korea, Korean popular culture diffusion process in Europe

Projects

Comparative ‘Hate speech discourse’ analysis between Europe and East Asia, North Korean refugees in UK, France and Germany

External Affiliations

Editorial board member of the Korean academic journal Discourse 201 (The Korean Association of Socio-Historical Studies)

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Undergraduate Teaching:

Sogang University, Seoul, Korea: 2008-2011

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Theories of Collective Actions and Social Movements
  • History of European Universities: Cultural and Socio-political Aspects
  • Trends and Society: How a Trend is Created and Diffused in Society

Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania: 2011-2013

  • Korean language 1, 2

Postgraduate teaching:

University of Turku: 2013

  • Contemporary Korean society
  • Transformations of Korean culture and society
  • Understanding Korean Society: Social, Political and Cultural Changes

Sogang University, Seoul, Korea:

  • Multicultural Policies: A Comparison with Western Europe, North America and South Korea
  • How to Write a Master Degree Thesis

Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania:

  • Democracy and Totalitarianism in East Asia: The Case of Korea
  • Korean History and Culture

 

 

Conferences

“David against Goliath: How a small village on Jeju Island in South Korea became a centre of the peace movement in East Asia”, SOAS, University of London, September, 2016

“When a mouse meets a candle in Korea: the birth of mass mobilization. Case study of anti- American protests in South Korea in 2002”, at Theory, Action and Impact of Social Protest: An Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Kent, England, October 2012

“How has conspiracy theory operated in the political scandal in South Korea? at Power & Difference Conference, Tampere, Finland, August 2012

“What really matters in creating mass mobilization, classical organization or new social media? A comparative case study of the mass mobilization process in France and South Korea”, at Back to Politics. New Forms of Mobilization and democratization, University of Bilbao, Spain, February, 2012