Hi! My name is Yeon-ok – hence ‘yawningtree’ – but most of my friends call me Yenn. I am a two-year-old PhD student in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Royal Holloway University of London. Before coming ‘back’ to the UK, I lived in France from 2002 to 2004 and obtained a DEA, a pre-doctoral degree, in Information and Communication Sciences from l’Université Stendhal-Grenoble III.
My research interests centre on the socio-political impact of new communication technologies, particularly the Internet. My thesis discusses online mobilisation and identity building with a focus on Korean contexts.
This blog was originally intended to be a serious academic presence, but Naaah, who am I kidding? 😉 Anyway, as I am starting this at the worst possible moment, when I am supposed to do post-fieldwork data analyses instead (tut, tut), it may be for a while before it takes shape.
Meanwhile, feel free to email me at yawningtree at googlemail dot com if you have any questions, comments, and advice.