Korean Studies

Suhyun Lee, M.A.

Research associate
Doctoral student


University of Tübingen
Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies
Korean Studies Department

Wilhelmstraße 133


Suhyun Lee is a doctoral student and Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin in Korean Studies at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany. Her master’s thesis, “Who Creates K-pop? A Case Study of Cover Dance Videos on YouTube,” explored the active role of cover dancers in shaping K-pop culture, challenging established dichotomy of fan/artist and Korean/non-Korean. Suhyun’s research interests span the Korean community, Korean diaspora, and Korean popular culture, and her current doctoral project investigates the Korean society in Germany, especially aiming to uncover the unique characteristics of the “Korean Town” in Frankfurt (Main) while exploring the formation and dynamics of Korean communities.

Academic Profile

since 10/2023
Doctoral student

Korean Studies, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany

10/2020 - 05/2023
M.A. Transcultural Studies

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany

03/2014 - 02/2019
B.A. Culture and Communication Studies

Ajou University, South Korea

03/2014 - 02/2019
B.A. Culture and Contents Studies

Ajou University, South Korea