While pop culture has traditionally been regarded as merely a “fun” topic of study, we are now seeing the growing influence and importance that BTS is having on the research and academic community. Dr. Jin Ha Lee from the University of Washington Information School and sociology PhD student Nicole Santero from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, will share insights on the increasing awareness and interest in research topics related to BTS and ARMY. In addition to sharing their pathways to doing this type of work and providing updates on new studies they are currently working on, they will discuss how data and information science can be applied to research on fandom and used to further showcase the impact of BTS and ARMY.
- Dr. Jin Ha Lee @ElegantLogic – Associate Professor at the University of Washington Information School specializing in research related to popular cultural media in terms of organization, access, and user behavior.
- Nicole Santero @ResearchBTS – Sociology PhD student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas studying the culture and social organization / structure of BTS ARMY.