SOAS University of London


Dr Yenn Lee

BA (Hongik), MA (Leicester), DEA (Grenoble III), PGCert (Royal Holloway), PhD (London)
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Yenn Lee
Doctoral School

Senior Lecturer in Research Methodology

Centre of Korean Studies

Academic Staff, Centre of Korean Studies

Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT)

Senior Lecturer in Research Methodology

Dr Yenn Lee
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Yenn designs and delivers an institution-wide training programme for doctoral researchers. In addition to providing courses and workshops on research methods and skills, both online and offline, she is responsible for a range of other tasks to enhance postgraduate research experience. These include offering one-to-one support and advice on researcher development, serving on the Doctoral School Management Group, and contributing to the School's various intercollegiate training collaborations such as the Bloomsbury Postgraduate Skills Network (BPSN), the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts in Southeast England (CHASE), and the UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership (UBEL). She is also an active researcher in the field of digital culture and politics, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region.




Kim, Chan Woo and Park, Hyejin and Lee, Yenn and Park, Han Woo (2018) 'Towards the operationalization of controversial news: A study of online news articles and reader comments during the 2017 presidential election in South Korea'. Quality & Quantity.

Giglietto, Fabio and Lee, Yenn (2017) 'A hashtag worth a thousand words: Discursive strategies around #JeNeSuisPasCharlie after the 2015 Charlie Hebdo shooting'. Social Media + Society, (3) 1, pp 1-15.

Lee, Yenn and Park, Hyo Chan and Park, Han Woo and Kluver, Randy (2017) 'The 2016 candlelight protest in a hybrid media system'. Journal of the Korean Data Analysis Society, (19) 2, pp 885-896.

Lee, Yenn and Park, Han Woo (2016) 'Taking the 'pulse' of public opinion from non-political spaces during elections'. Journal of the Korean Data Analysis Society, (18) 6, pp 2949-2960.

Lee, Yenn (2016) 'The fragile beauty of peer-to-peer activism: The public campaign for the rights of media consumers in South Korea'. New Media & Society, (18) 10, pp 2254-2270.

Lee, Yenn and Rofe, J. Simon (2016) 'Paragogy and flipped assessment: Experience of designing and running a MOOC on research methods'. Open Learning: the Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning.

Kim, Jiyoung and Lee, Yenn and Park, Han Woo (2015) 'Delineating the complex use of a political podcast in South Korea by hybrid web indicators: The case of the Nakkomsu Twitter network'. Technological Forecasting & Social Change.

Lee, Yenn and Park, Han Woo (2015) 'Editorial Notes: Triple helix approaches and social network perspectives'. Quality & Quantity, (49) 4, pp 1323-1324.

Nam, Yoonjae and Lee, Yenn and Park, Han Woo (2015) 'Measuring web ecology across Facebook, Twitter, blogs and online news: 2012 general election in South Korea'. Quality & Quantity, (49) 2, pp 675-689.

Giglietto, Fabio and Lee, Yenn (2015) 'To be or not to be Charlie: Twitter hashtags as a discourse and counter-discourse in the aftermath of the 2015 Charlie Hebdo shooting in France'. Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Making Sense of Microposts co-located with the 24th International World Wide Web Conference, (1395), pp 33-37.

Lee, Yenn and Park, Han Woo (2014) 'Introduction to the special issue: Social media interaction between public and government in Asia-Pacific'. Asian Journal of Communication, (24) 1, pp 1-4.

Nam, Yoonjae and Lee, Yenn and Park, Han Woo (2013) 'Can web ecology provide a clearer understanding of people's information behavior during election campaigns?'. Social Science Information, (52) 1, pp 91-109.

Lee, Yenn and Park, Han Woo (2013) 'E-campaigning versus the Public Official Election Act in South Korea: Causes, consequences and implications of cyber-exile'. Aslib Proceedings, (65) 4, pp 388-405.

Lee, Yenn and Lee, Raymond M. (2012) 'Methodological research on 'sensitive' topics: A decade review'. The BMS: Bulletin of Sociological Methodology, (114) 1, pp 35-49.

Lee, Yenn and Park, Han Woo (2010) 'The reconfiguration of e-campaign practices: A case study of the Korean presidential primaries of 2007'. International Sociology, (25) 1, pp 29-53.

Lee, Yenn (2009) 'Internet election 2.0? Culture, institutions and technology in the Korean presidential elections of 2002 and 2007'. Journal of Information Technology & Politics, (6) 3, pp 312-325.

Park, Han Woo and Lee, Yenn (2008) 'The Korean presidential election of 2007: 5 years on from the "Internet election"'. Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia, (7) 1, pp 1-4.

Edited Books or Journals

Lee, Yenn and Park, Han Woo and Fattore, Marco and Grassi, Rosanna, (eds.), (2015) 1) DISC 2013, 2) Qualitative and quantitative methods in complex socio-economic systems. Joint special issue of Quality and Quantity, Volume 49 Issue 4.. Berlin: Springer Link.

Lee, Yenn and Park, Han Woo, (eds.), (2014) Social Media Interaction Between Public and Government in Asia-Pacific. Special issue of the Asian Journal of Communication, Volume 24, Issue 1. London: Taylor & Francis.

Book Chapters

Lee, Yenn and Scott-Baumann, Alison (2020) 'Digital ecology of free speech: Authenticity, identity, and self-censorship'. In: Yates, Simeon and Rice, Ronald E., (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Digital Technology and Society. Oxford University Press. [Forthcoming]

Lee, Yenn (2016) 'Tweets in the limelight: The contested relationship between (dis)harmony and newsworthiness'. In: Lim, Sun Sun and Soriano, Cheryll, (eds.), Asian Perspectives on Digital Culture: Emerging Phenomena, Enduring Concepts. Abingdon: Routledge, pp 135-151.

Lee, Yenn (2011) 'The context sensitivity of social media research'. In: Park, Han Woo, (ed.), Introduction to Internet Social Media: Theories and Cases. Gyeongsan: Yeungnam University Press, pp 74-86.

Monographs and Working Papers

Gupta, Anna and Fook, Jan and Bhatti-Sinclair, Kish and Hatzidimitriadou, Eleni and Lee, Yenn (2011) Informing the development of cultural and ethical competence in social work education. London: Social Policy and Social Work Subject Centre (SWAP). [Unpublished]


Lee, Yenn (2008) 'Park, Bogardus et l'enquête sur les relations interraciales dans la région du Pacifique' Modernité de Robert Ezra Park: Les concepts de l'Ecole de Chicago, pp 189-212.

Opinion Pieces / Media / Blogs

Lee, Yenn (2019) A commentary on the UK's Online Harms White Paper.

Lee, Yenn (2019) Online Consequences of being Offline: A Gendered Tale from South Korea.

Lee, Yenn (2015) The humanities take on smart cities.

Lee, Yenn (2015) Humanities and social scientists' digital experimentation: Cases from Western Europe.

Lee, Yenn (2015) ICT for arts and humanities researchers: Recent policy trends in the UK and their implications.


Lee, Yenn (2020) 'Conducting Research Despite Travel Restrictions'.

Lee, Yenn (2019) 'South Korea' Freedom House.

Lee, Yenn (2018) 'South Korea'.

Lee, Yenn (2017) 'South Korea'.

Lee, Yenn (2016) 'South Korea'.

Lee, Yenn (2015) 'South Korea'.

Lee, Yenn (2014) 'South Korea'.

Lee, Yenn (2013) 'South Korea'.

Lee, Yenn (2012) 'South Korea'.

Lee, Yenn (2011) 'South Korea'.


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