Areum Jeong is an interdisciplinary scholar and educator of Korean and Korean diasporic film, popular culture, theatre and performance. Her first monograph Beyond the Sewol: Activist Theatre and Performance in South Korea and the Diaspora explores how theatre and performance commemorate the Sewol Ferry disaster, and will be published via the University of Hawai’i Press.
Her second monograph K-pop Fandom: Performing Deokhu from the 1990s to Today focuses on K-pop fan labor, and is under contract with the University of Michigan Press. Her writings are published in the Asian Theatre Journal, Film
International, GPS: Global Performance Studies, Journal of Modern English Drama, Korea Exposé, Media Convergence Research, Performance Research: A Journal of the Performing Arts, New Theatre Quarterly, Studies in Theatre and Performance, The Korean Theatre Review, and Theatre Journal among others. Jeong is currently an Assistant Professor of Korean Studies at Arizona State University.
You can learn more about her on her website: https://www.jeongareum.com/