Academic Publications

Berbiguier, Mathieu. Review of K-pop Dance: Fandoming Yourself on Social Media, by Chuyun Oh. Text and Performance Quarterly (April 2023). Access

Berbiguier, Mathieu, and Younghan Cho. “Understanding the Korean Fandom of the K-pop: Focusing on Its Perspectives on Foreign Fans. Korean Journal of Communication & Information 81, no. 2(2017): 272–98. Access

Conference Presentations

ConferenceDate (Place)Title of Paper Presented
Association for Korean Studies in Europe June 24, 2023 (Copenhagen, Denmark)“K-pop fans’ illusions of Authenticity through Influencers’ narratives of the ‘Korean Dream’”
Popular Culture Association (PCA) April 5, 2023 (San Antonio, TX, United States)“K-pop Fandom(s) and K-pop Narratives: Instrumentalizing Authenticity”
ConferenceDate (Place)Title of Paper Presented
Alternative Cultural GlobalizationDecember 17, 2022 (Paris, France)“The Aftermath of the Korean Wave: K-pop fandom(s) facing a shift from sub-culture to ‘mainstream.’”
Queering the Korean Wave (Online Symposium)December 8, 2022 (Sydney, Australia)“(Dis)identifications of Queer K-pop Fans in the Online Sphere”
Crossroads in Cultural Studies (ACA) (Online Conference)November 19, 2022 (Lisboa, Portugal)“Parsing the Queering Interpretations of K-pop Fandoms: reframing idols into LGBTQ+ rights activists”
Seoul Colloquium in Korean Studies, CRRC/EFEO/RASNovember 10, 2022 (Seoul, South Korea)  “Les fans de K-pop face aux répercussions de la Hallyu.”
“Is Netflix riding the Korean Wave, or Vice-Versa?” Asia Institute, Seoul National UniversityApril 8, 2022 (Seoul, South Korea)“When they say they are a K-drama fan, but their first drama is Squid Game:” What is an “authentic” K-drama?”
ConferenceDate (Place)Title of Paper Presented
Kyujanggak International Symposium, Seoul National UniversityNovember 6, 2021 (Seoul, South Korea)“Power Dynamics of K-pop Fandom(s): when nationalist discourse meets authenticity.”
Society for Ethnomusicology Annual MeetingOctober 29, 2021 (Online) “BTS and Critical Pedagogies.” (Roundtable)
BTS: A Global interdisciplinary conferenceMay 2, 2021“BTS and Critical Pedagogies.” (Roundtable)
2020, 2019, 2018
ConferenceDate (Place)Title of Paper Presented
BTS Interdisciplinary projectJanuary 5, 2020 (London, UK)BTS x UNICEF “Love Myself” Campaign: same message, but different interpretation from K-pop fandoms.”
K-POP BEYOND BTS: Media technology, Creative industries and Fandom culture

December 11, 2019 (Seoul, South Korea)케이팝의 한국 팬덤과 해외 팬덤이 다르게 해석하는 메시지: BTS x UNICEF “러브 마이셀프” 캠페인을 중심으로
English Translation: “BTS x UNICEF ‘Love Myself’ Campaign: same message, but different
interpretation from K-pop fandoms.”
American Anthropological Association (AAA) MeetingNovember 20, 2019 (Vancouver, Canada)“Same situation, Different reactions: when Geopolitics generate Tensions among K-pop Fandoms.”
American Anthropological Association (AAA) MeetingNovember 18, 2018 (San Jose, United States)“Re-localizing the Korean Fandom as the center of attention in K-pop: using Fandom as a tool of analysis”

Other Publications

  • K-pop, le Fan Quiz. Editions Hors Collection. April 2023.
  • BTS, le Fan Quiz (trans.). Edition Hors Collection. April 2022.