Doobo Shim is a professor in the Department of Media and Communication at Sungshin University, South Korea. He previously served as an assistant professor at the National University of Singapore and a visiting scholar at Duke University, USA. He researches media and communication within critical, cultural and historical perspectives, while his recent work focused on the rise of Korean popular culture in Asia. His work was honored by the National Communication Association (USA) and at the Global Fusion Conference. He holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.