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Lee, Ph.D.

Joonseong Lee, Ph.D. (2008)
Associate Professor of Communication

Phone: (760) 750-4134
Office: SBSB 2128

Joonseong Lee earned a PhD in Mass Communications from Ohio University, a MA in Broadcasting from San Francisco State University, a BA in Buddhism and social movement from Won Kwang University, Korea. His research interests are in new media and the technologies of governmental dominance, feminist media studies, and empowerment in cybercultures from the cultural studies perspective. He teaches courses in Mass Media and Society, Media Distribution, Political Economy of Mass Media, and Media, Religion, and Pop culture.

Recent Publications:

Lee, J. (2016). Commodifying magic: Cyber shamans and neoliberalised culture in Korea. Culture and Religion, 17(3), 295-311. DOI:10.1080/14755610.2016.1217897

Lee, J. (2016). Cyber Memorial Zones and Shamanic Inheritance in Korea. In S. Hoover (Ed), The Media and Religious Authority (pp. 150-169). University Park, PA: Penn State University Press.

Lee, J. (2012). Everybody, Let’s Tighten the Anus: Exploring the Social and Cultural Meaning of a Korean Folksong. Journal of Media and Religion, 11(4), 216-230.

Lee, J. (2012). Rite of Death as a Popular Commodity: Neo Liberalism, Media, and New Korean Funeral Culture. In P. Cheong, J. Martin, and L. Macfadyen (Eds), New Media and Intercultural Communication:
Identity, Community, and Politics (pp. 175-191). New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Lee, J. (2009). Cultivating the Self in Cyberspace: The Use of Personal Blogs among Buddhist Priests. Journal of Media and Religion, 8(2), 97-114.

Lee, J. (2008). Do you feel free now?: Korean women in an online adult community. Asian Journal of Women's Studies, 14 (2), 80-108.

Royse, P., Lee, J., Baasanjav, U., Hopson, M., & Consalvo, M. (2007). Women and Games: Technologies of the Gendered Self. New Media & Society, 9 (4), 555-576.