Dean's Faculty Fellow in Communication Studies
Bohyeong Kim is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies, a Dean's Faculty Fellow in Communication Studies, and affiliated with the Department of Asian Studies. As a scholar of critical media and cultural studies with a particular emphasis on Korea and East Asia, Professor Kim’s research focuses primarily on the relationship between the media, culture, and the capitalist economy. Her work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Cultural Studies, Television & New Media, Media, Culture & Society, and International Journal of Communication. She is currently completing a book entitled Critically Capitalist: The Spirit of Asset Capitalism in South Korea, which presents an ethnography of South Korea’s aspiring asset owners to theorize “critical capitalism” as a simultaneous critique and legitimation of capitalism.
Social Media and Everyday Life
Cultural Rhetorics of Film
Rhetoric of Mass Media
(forthcoming) “Gendered Comedy, Pathologized Female Consumers, and Marginal Humor: Kim Saeng-Min’s Receipts.” In Mediating Gender in Post-Authoritarian South Korea, edited by Jesook Song and Michelle Cho, University of Michigan Press.
“Thrift Television in South Korea: The Long Recession and the Financial Makeover of Female Consumers in Homo Economicus (EBS),” Television & New Media, 23.3 (2022): 257-275. https://doi.org/10.1177/1527476420987143
“The Ecosystem of a ‘Wealth-Tech’ Culture: The Birth of Networked Financial Subjects in South Korea,” Media, Culture & Society, 42.2 (2020): 207-224. https://doi.org/10.1177/0163443719853497
“Think Rich, Feel Hurt: The Critique of Capitalism and the Production of Affect in the Making of Financial Subjects in South Korea,” Cultural Studies, 31.5 (2017): 611-633. (Winner of the 2018 Cultural Studies and Stuart Hall Foundation Award) https://doi.org/10.1080/09502386.2016.1264005
“The cultural cold war goes ‘vulgar’: Radio serial melodrama in post-Korean War South Korea, 1956-1960.” International Journal of Communication 11 (2017): 3203–3223. Available at: https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/6280