Sticky Activism: Online Misogyny and Feminist Movements in South Korea

Tuesday, December 7 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

Online — Zoom

Jinsook Kim, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication, University of Pennsylvania

Free and open to the USF community and the public.
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The Center for Asia Pacific Studies welcomes Jinsook Kim for a discussion on the ways in which digital media have become a key battlefield in the intense cultural and political conflict between feminists and misogynists that has been playing out in South Korea since 2013. Dr. Kim will show how new modes of feminist activism on and offline have contested the pervasive misogyny in the country by increasing public interest in gender issues and extending the reach of feminism. Focusing on the concept of “sticky activism,” Dr. Kim argues that these efforts have contributed to the formation of feminist counterpublics that have served to articulate gendered discontent with misogynistic culture and society and to challenge deep-seated gender violence in the country.

Jinsook Kim is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her Ph.D. in Media Studies from the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include digital media, online hate culture, and social and political activism in the context of contemporary South Korea. Her work on topics in global digital media culture ranging from feminist activism to sports and nationalism has appeared in peer-reviewed journals including JCMS: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, Feminist Media Studies, and Communication, Culture & Critique. She is currently working on her first book project, tentatively titled Sticky Activism: Online Misogyny and Feminist Anti-Hate Activism in South Korea.

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