Korean Studies

Ji-Yoon An, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor

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Ji-yoon An is a scholar of East Asian Studies with interests in cultural trends and flows, particularly in Korean screen culture. Broadly speaking, her work focuses on Korean society and the ways that changing social values and ideologies are reflected, reworked, and imagined in visual culture. Her doctorate research examined family representations in contemporary South Korean films. Her current research interests include: trends in South Korean blockbusters, youth market and generic hybridity in K-dramas, and gender politics across South Korean visual culture. Her thesis, titled Family Pictures: Representations of the Family in Contemporary Korean Society, is also forthcoming as a book.

Academic Profile

Ph.D. in East Asian Studies

University of Cambridge

M.Phil in Screen Media Culture (renamed: Film and Screen Studies)

University of Cambridge

B.Mus in Music

King’s College London

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Korean Cinema
  • Gender and Family in Modern Korea seen through Culture
  • Modern Korean History 1945-
  • Early Modern Korean History 1860-1945
  • Recent Researches in Korean Culture Studies 
  • Recent Researches in Korean Studies