Soo Yun Kim
Soo Yun Kim is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a focus on digital media and public engagement of science. Her research focuses on the interplay between media representations, communication activities, and civic engagement in science and environmental issues.
She is particularly interested in how issue publics may offer a better conceptual framework for explaining citizens who are more extreme in their degree of scientific knowledge or their degree of polarization on a particular scientific issue as well as understanding widespread environmental consumer activism, especially in current media environment.
Her interdisciplinary teaching experience in the Department of History of Science and the Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies at UW-Madison provides her a unique perspective to explore how various actors – politicians, scientists, industries, media, interest groups, and public - impact the relationships among science, technology, and society.
Prior to her study in UW-Madison, she received her B.S. in Management (major in Marketing and minor in Communication) at Purdue University and M.A. in Journalism at University of South Carolina.