KACA-KOFICE Research Grant Winners

Dear KACA members,

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

I am pleased to announce the 2021 KACA-KOFICE grant recipients on behalf of the Korean American Communication Association (KACA) and the Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange (KOFICE). The grant is intended to support research projects that contribute to the body of knowledge in various fields of communication related to Korea and Korean culture.

A total of three grant proposals were selected this year through a double-blind peer-review process, with grants of $1000 and $500 awarded respectively. Please join me to celebrate the winners and their grant proposals! The funded studies will be presented at AEJMC in 2022. Details of the research presentation will be announced at a later date. Stay tuned!

  • Rachel Son, Ph.D. Student, College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida.

“Who is watching K-dramas and why? Understanding the relationship between aspects of one’s self-concept and K-drama viewing”

  • Jinsook Kim, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

“Questioning “K-culture”: Subversive voices from K-daughters and rebranding the nation.”

  • Seon-woo Kim, Ph.D. Student. Manship School of Mass Communication. Louisiana State University.

“Mitigating anti-Asian hate crime: Exploring the role of K-pop, framing, and nationality of Asian to affect individuals’ perception and engagement against the hate crime”

We sincerely appreciate your continued interest in and support for the development of various communication fields related to Korea and Korean culture. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding future programs/activities on behalf of KACA, please do not hesitate to contact me! (Yeonsoo Kim, kim28yx@jmu.edu). Thank you!


Yeonsoo Kim, Ph.D., APR.

Vice-President, KACA

Associate Professor

James Madison University

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