Dr Dong Hyun SONG
Designation : Postdoctoral Fellow
Office : AS8, #07-52
Telephone : 65164562
Status : Staff
Introduction

Dr Song has commenced a one-year appointment as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Cultural Studies cluster with effect from 12 January 2016.

Dr Song received his PhD in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University of London. His dissertation, entitled ‘Power Struggles in Korean Cyberspace and Korean Cyber Asylum Seekers’, focuses on the Korean “cyber asylum seeker” phenomenon, which emerged between 2008 and 2009 when Korean Internet users migrated from local web portals to global ones, such as Google and YouTube, who refused to comply with Korean government restrictions imposed on the local Internet.

Prior to joining ARI, Dr Song worked at Korean Internet Security Agency (KISA) between Jan 2014 and Jan 2016, a research agency funded by the Korean government to support the government’s ICT policy making.  His research focuses on exploring the gap between online media and its offline counterpart as well as the effect of cyberspace on socio- political culture on the ground and digital media culture in everyday lives.  His current research project at Ari examines social media culture in East Asia within the privacy and security concerns of the state’s ideology. In particular, he will follow the changing perceptions of the governments of Asia (China, Singapore, Korea, Japan, and India) regarding data security issues in the era of blending big data and cloud storage.

While at ARI, Dr Song will examine social media culture in East Asia within the privacy and security concerns of the state’s ideology. In particular, he will follow the changing perceptions of the governments of Asia (China, Singapore, Korea, Japan, and India) regarding data security issues in the era of blending big data and cloud storage.