Yabit Alas is Senior Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Director of the Language Centre, and Deputy Head of International and Comparative Education, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. His main area of expertise is Comparative Linguistics, with a focus on Austronesian Languages. Dr Yabit Alas also serves on the Malay Language Council where he has directly been involved in the planning and implementation of the Malay language in Brunei and regionally. He has published in both Malay and English. His publications have appeared in books and journals nationally and internationally.
Younghan Cho is Professor of Korean Studies in the Graduate School of International and Area Studies at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. He has published widely on global sports, fans and celebrity, Korean Wave and East Asian pop culture, and nationalism and modernity in modern Korea and East Asian society. His recent books are The Yellow Pacific: East Asia and Multiple Modernities (2020, SNU Press, in Korean), and Global Sports Fandom in South Korea: Ethnography of Korean Major League Baseball Fans in the Online Community (2020, Palgrave Macmillan).
Phan Le Ha is Senior Professor at Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), and also Head of the International and Comparative Education Research Group at UBD, Brunei. Prior to Brunei, Prof Phan was tenured Full Professor in the Department of Educational Foundations, College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) where she maintains her affiliation, and Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She has taught and written extensively on global/international/transnational higher education, international development and education, identity-language-culture-pedagogy, educational mobilities, English language education, and sociology of knowledge and education. Her research work has covered many contexts in Southeast Asia, East Asia, the Asia-Pacific and the Gulf regions. .
Kyongah Hwang is Instructor in the department of Journalism & Communication at KyungHee University. She specializes in multicultural and migration studies, along with media analysis. Her research interests include multicultural discourses, anti-multicultural feelings and the politics of hate as well as media representation of ethnicity and gender. Recently, she has been focusing on educational migration research.
Jiyeon Kang is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Korean Studies at the University of Iowa. Her research focuses on youth culture, social movements, and digital technologies in both South Korea and the U.S., with a specific interest in the communicative dynamics and cultural norms emerging in internet and campus communities. She is currently preparing a monograph titled New Global Civilities: Chinese Undergraduate Students in the US and South Korea.
Dohye Kim earned her PhD from the Anthropology Department at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her dissertation focused on South Korean retiree migrants’ small-scale business engagement in the Philippines and the ways in which the ethical demarcations of “good,” “wealthy” retirees and “bad,” “poor” entrepreneurs were shaped inside the South Korean community and created tensions among retirees. Kim is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Anthropology at Duksung Women’s University and conducting research on international students in South Korea, mostly focusing on Southeast Asian international students.
Sujung Kim is an interdisciplinary scholar whose research addresses the critical pedagogy of higher education for the public good and educating students as critical public intellectuals. Her research and teaching interests are located at the intersection of class, race, citizenship, power, and subjectivity, and how these intersecting conditions affect vulnerable college students’ sense of institutional and social belonging and identities.
Sueun Kim is a researcher at Center for Koreanonphone Studies and lecturer at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. She holds a PhD in Korean Studies from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. Her research areas include knowledge migration of Southeast Asian to South Korea, and the transnational Korean popular culture. Her recent research includes Outbound Tourism Motivated by Domestic Films: Contentsized Koreanness in Thai movies and Tourism to Korea in Contents Tourism: Mediatized Culture, Fandoms, and the International Tourism Experience.
Sarah Lipura is a PhD candidate in Asian Studies at the University of Auckland, researching on international student mobility across ‘peripheral’ spaces with a particular focus on Korean international students in atypical study destinations in Asia and the Pacific. Her research is derived from her strong interest in migrant communities and close engagement with Korean migrants in the Philippines. She has previously published in Kritika Kultura and Globalisation, Societies and Education.