About Me
About Me

About Me

Originating from France, I earned my Bachelor’s degree at Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7 (presently Université Paris Cité), my Master’s degree at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, and my Ph. D. at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)—all in Korean Studies.

My research centers on Korean Popular Culture and the implications of its worldwide growth, with particular emphasis on the reception of K-pop. In my first research project, I analyze power dynamics within “K-pop fandom(s)”—a term encompassing fans both within and beyond Korea—and examine how these dynamics contribute to a nuanced and constructed perception of authenticity in relation to K-pop. Ultimately, my goal is to develop a framework that diverges from the Korean Wave (Hallyu) narrative, challenging prevailing narratives that perpetuate the exoticization of Korean Popular Culture globally and its exploitation on a national level.


Throughout my academic journey, my primary focus has been to imbue my project with an interdisciplinary approach while ensuring it remains grounded in Korean Studies. I participated in seminars from the departments of Asian Languages and Cultures, Film & Television Studies, and Ethnomusicology. Moreover, I obtained a concentration in Gender Studies and a certificate in Digital Humanities.

Research Interests

Teaching Interests

  • K-pop and K-pop fandom(s): fandom culture in Korea and its spread (especially North America and Europe)
  • The expressions of Authenticity, National Identity and National Language in Korean popular culture through its making and its consumption
  • The relationship between K-pop fans inside and outside Korea
  • Korean popular culture and its popularity around the world: the Korean Wave or Hallyu
  • Finding ways to keep a connection between Korean popular culture and Korean Studies as a field
  • Digital Humanities and using digital tools to professionalize students interested in Korean Studies
  • The paradox between difficulties faced by LGBTQ+ communities in Korea and the Queer potential of Korean popular culture in other countries
  • Efficient ways to incorporate Korean popular culture in Korean language education