Originating from France, I earned my Bachelor’s degree at Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7 (presently Université Paris Cité) and my Master’s degree at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, with both degrees in Korean Studies. Currently, I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Asian Languages & Cultures, specializing in Korean Cultural Studies, at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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 doctoral thesis, 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.