Kyung Sun Lee

Assistant Professor, College of Media and Mass CommunicationAmerican University in the Emirates


Kyung Sun (Karen) Lee is a PhD candidate in the Department of Radio, Television, Film at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her BA from Korea University and MS in journalism and mass communication from Iowa State University. Lee’s research is informed by critical theory and political economy of communication. Her research examines the construction of national identity amidst globalization and media as a site of struggle over meaning making and voice. Her work has appeared in the International Journal of Communication, Computers in Human Behavior, and in book chapters.

Award Information

2017 Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop

Radio, Television, FilmUniversity of Texas / Austin

"Doing Good and Looking Good": South Korea's International Development Volunteering and the Shaping of National Identity