Eun-Young Jung

Lecturer in Music

Eun-Young Jung received her MA in ethnomusicology from Arizona State University and PhD in ethnomusicology from the University of Pittsburgh.  Following a Japan-Korea Postdoctoral Fellowship at Pittsburgh, she served as assistant director at the Center for East Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was assistant professor in Integrative Studies at the Music Department and core faculty for Korean Studies at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Jung’s research focuses on transnational popular cultural dynamics in and from East Asia and the musical lives of Asians and Asian Americans in the U.S., addressing issues of race, gender and sexuality, ethnicity and cultural identities.  Her recent teaching includes courses on J-Pop and K-Pop.

Among her publications are “Korean Pop Music in Japan: Understanding the Complex Relationship between Japan and Korea in the Popular Culture Realm” in Introducing Japanese Popular Culture (Routledge, 2018), “New Wave Formations: K-Pop Idols, Social Media, and the Remaking of the Korean Wave” in Hallyu 2.0: the Korean Wave in the Age of Social Media (Univ. of Michigan, 2015), and “Transnational Migrations and YouTube Sensations: Korean Americans, Popular Music, and Social Media” in Ethnomusicology (2014).