Hyo Jung Kim is a doctoral student at the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. In her study, Hyo Jung thinks about how the worlds and the relationships they hold can be reappropriated. With that interest, Hyo Jung investigates the sociotechnical formation of human-made and natural environment, focusing on the history of foreign capitalist intervention in modern and contemporary Vietnam. In her Master’s thesis, Hyo Jung examined subcultural practices by global K-Pop fans who repurposed computational technologies to bypass geo-blocking on the internet. Prior to her doctoral study at the MCC, Hyo Jung worked in the art world in the U.S., Vietnam, and Korea as curator, translator, and researcher. Hyo Jung holds an M.A. in Art History and Criticism with a Media, Art, Culture, and Technology certificate from Stony Brook University, and a B.A. double major in Journalism and Art History from Ewha Womans University.