I was born and grew up in Seoul, South Korea. I read English at the University of Calgary, Canada and completed a Master’s and a PhD in the sociology of sport at the University of Surrey, UK.
My PhD centres around national and ethnic identities, the media, mega sport events and globalisation. Since the completion of a PhD, I have expanded my research interest to include PE and student experience and refugees with a particular emphasis on North Korean refugees living in Seoul, South Korea.
I also plan to conduct research on the 2018 Winter Olympics, the media and identities.
Specialist areas of interest
Sociology of Sport, PE, identities, the media, mega sport events and globalisation