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Professor, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University

Dal Yong Jin is a Distinguished SFU Professor. After working as a journalist for many years, he completed his Ph.D. in the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois in 2005. Jin’s major research and teaching interests are on digital platforms and digital games, globalization and media, transnational cultural studies, and the political economy of media and culture.

He is the author of numerous books, including Korea’s Online Gaming Empire (MIT Press, 2010), New Korean Wave: transnational cultural power in the age of social media (University of Illinois Press, 2016), Smartland Korea: mobile communication, culture and society (University of Michigan Press, 2017), Globalization and Media in the Digital Platform Age (Routledge, 2019), and Transmedia Storytelling in East Asia (ed. Routledge, 2020). Jin has also published many articles in scholarly journals, such as New Media and Society, The Information Society, Media, Culture and Society, International Journal of Communication, Telecommunications Policy, Television and New Media, Games and Culture, and Information Communication and Society.

He is the founding book series editor of Routledge Research in Digital Media and Culture in Asia while directing the Center for Policy Research on Science and Technology (CPROST) at SFU.