Personal profile


I received my Ph.D. in 2012 from the University of Oklahoma, USA. Since then, I have taught at Masaryk University in Brno, the Czech Republic. As part of the European mobility programme, I have given lectures at the University of Success (UK), the University of Valladolid (Spain), the University of Coimbra (Portugal), the University of Bologna (Italy), and Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania). I was also invited to Waseda University (Japan) as a visiting scholar. With Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (Korea) I have served as a lecturer at its international summer school and an external researcher. I am currently the editor-in-chief of a research journal Mediální studia / Media Studies ( Myresearch interests span transnational communication, urban placemaking, visual semiotics, global mobility, and East Asian media cultures. Myresearch works have appeared in the Journal of Intercultural Studies, Geoforum, Asia Pacific Migration Journal, Citizenship Studies, Visual Communication Quarterly, and others.

Research interests

Transnational Media Communication 

Urban Communication (Semiotic Landscape) 

Migration and Diasporic Practices

Visual Communication (Visual discourse and semiotic studies) 

Korean media and culture 

Supervision interests

Digital media practices 

Visual studies

Urban placemaking 

Transnational communication

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Communication Studies, PhD, University of Oklahoma

… → May 2012

Award Date: 11 May 2012

Cultural Anthropology, MA, University at Buffalo State University of New York

… → May 2004

Award Date: 6 Aug 2004

Political Science, BA, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

… → Feb 1999

Award Date: 24 Feb 1999

External positions

External Researcher, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

1 May 2020 → …

Research area keywords

  • Urban Communication
  • Digital Placemaking
  • Visual Semiotics
  • Transnational Communication
  • Diasporic Media
  • Korean Media Culture

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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