Hyunjin Seo

Associate Professor
Docking Young Faculty Scholar
Primary office:
785-864-7612
Stauffer-Flint Hall
Room 116
University of Kansas
1435 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045-7515


Summary

Hyunjin Seo (pronounced: hen-jin suh) is an associate professor and Docking Faculty Scholar in the William Allen School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas as well as founding director of the KU Center for Digital Inclusion. She is also a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University where she was a resident fellow from fall 2018 to summer 2019.

Her research examines how social collaborative networks, facilitated by digital communication technologies, mobilize movements to address social problems. She strives to inform organizations and policies by working closely with community members, policymakers and activists through her research. For example, she leads a National Science Foundation-funded program offering evidence-based technology education to women who were formerly incarcerated and are now restarting their lives outside the criminal justice system. Her research team has recently completed a two-year education program supporting low-income older adults’ digital learning about online information assessment and privacy. Seo’s research on teens’ use of social media and collective action, funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, helped Kansas City reshape its youth programs to better meet area youth’s needs.


Her research has received top paper awards at leading international conferences and has been published in top-tier journals such as Journal of Communication and New Media & Society. In 2013, she was named a Docking Faculty Scholar, an award given by the University of Kansas to a faculty member who has “distinguished themselves early through exceptional research and teaching.” In January 2014, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication named her an Emerging Scholar in recognition of my research on social media and social change. Seo received her Ph.D. in mass communications from Syracuse University in 2010 where her dissertation was awarded the all-university Doctoral Prize.



Seo teaches courses on social media, research methods and strategic campaigns. Her “excellence and innovation in teaching” earned her a Promising Professor Award from AEJMC’s Mass Communication and Society Division in 2013. Critical and analytical thinking and independent learning are at the core of her teaching, as she believes these are important tools students will require in whatever profession they pursue in an increasingly complex world. She strives to help students build reasoning abilities and spark their imagination. And her classes combine theoretical and hands-on approaches to issues by enabling students to work with real-world clients. Most of all, she is excited about the idea of potentially helping students realize their dreams.



Seo’s research and teaching are influenced by her professional experience in journalism and strategic communication in South Korea and the United States. Prior to her graduate studies in the United States, Seo was a foreign affairs correspondent for South Korean and international media outlets. During that time, she traveled extensively to cover major international events including six-party talks on North Korea’s nuclear issues and gatherings of world leaders such as the United Nations and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit talks. She has also consulted to U.S. and Korea-based nongovernmental organizations regarding their social media strategies and relations with international press.

Education

  • M.A., Journalism, University of Missouri Columbia
  • Ph.D., Mass Communications, Syracuse University

Teaching Interests

  • Social media
  • Strategic campaigns
  • Research methods
  • Digital Media

Research Interests

  • Social media
  • Strategic Communication
  • Collective Action
  • Social Movement
  • Computational Social Science

Selected Publications

Seo, H. (2020). North Korea [Book Chapters]. In The SAGE international encyclopedia of mass media and society. SAGE.
Seo, H. (2020). Press freedom in South Korea [Book Chapters]. In Press freedom in Asia (pp. 114–128). Routledge.
Seo, H., & Vu, H. (2020). Transnational nonprofits’ social media use: A survey of communications professionals and an analysis of organizational characteristics [Journal Articles]. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 49(4), 849–870. https://doi.org/10.1177/0899764020908340
Seo, H. (2020). Visual propaganda and social media [Book Chapters]. In The SAGE handbook of propaganda (pp. 126–136). SAGE Publications.
Seo, H., Matthew, B., Altschwager, D., & Vu, H. (2020). Vulnerable populations and misinformation: A mixed-methods approach to underserved older adults’ online information assessment [Journal Articles]. New Media & Society. Published. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444820925041
Vu, H. T., Do, H. V., Seo, H., & Liu, Y. (2020). Who leads the conversation on climate change?: A study of a global network of NGOs on Twitter [Journal Articles]. Environmental Communication, 14(4), 450–464. https://doi.org/10.1080/17524032.2019.1687099
Xue, H., Wang, Q., Luo, B., Seo, H., & Li, F. (2019). Content-Aware Trust Propagation Towards Online Review Spam Detection [Journal Articles]. Journal of Data and Information Quality, 11(3), 1–31. https://doi.org/10.1145/3305258
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (2019). ERGM approach to press freedom, regime type, and Internet connectedness [Journal Articles]. First Monday, 24(9). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v24i9.9428
Seo, H., Erba, J., Altschwager, D., & Geana, M. (2019). Evidence-based digital literacy class for low-income African-American older adults [Journal Articles]. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 47(2), 130–152. https://doi.org/10.1080/00909882.2019.1587176
Thorson, S., & Seo, H. (2019). U.S. and North Korea: A Gordian conflict [Book Chapters]. In Overcoming intractable conflicts: New approaches to constructive transformations (pp. 263–283). Rowman & Littlefield.
Ebrahim, H., & Seo, H. (2019). Visual public relations in Middle Eastern higher education: Content analysis of Twitter images [Journal Articles]. Media Watch, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.15655/mw/2019/v10i1/49563
Seo, H. (2018). Internet connectivity [Book Chapters]. In The SAGE encyclopedia of the Internet (pp. 473–475). https://doi.org/9781473926615
Seo, H. (2018). Social change in networked information age [Book Chapters]. In Media scholarship in a transitional age (pp. 11–24). Peter Lang.
Seo, H. (2017). Freedom of the Press Annual Report - South Korea & North Korea [Reports].
Seo, H., Erba, J., Geana, M., & Lumpkins, C. (2017). Calling Doctor Google? Technology Adoption and Health Information Seeking among Low-income African-American Older Adults [Journal Articles]. Journal of Public Interest Communications, 1(2), 153–173. https://doi.org/10.32473/jpic.v1.i2.p153
Seo, H., Harn, R.-W., & Husain, S. (2017). Facebook brand communities and social capital [Journal Articles]. Athens Journal of Mass Media and Communications, 3(1), 7–24. https://doi.org/10.30958/ajmmc.3.1.1
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (2017). Network approach to regime type and global Internet connectedness [Journal Articles]. Journal of Global Information Technology Management, 20(3), 141–155. https://doi.org/10.1080/1097198X.2017.1354597
Seo, H. (2016). Freedom of the Press Annual Report - South Korea & North Korea [Reports]. In Freedom of the Press 2016.
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (2016). A mixture model of global Internet capacity distributions [Journal Articles]. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 67(8), 2032–2044. https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.23523
Seo, H., Thorson, S., & Pamment, J. (2016). Empathy in public diplomacy: Strategic academic engagement with North Korea [Book Chapters]. In Intersections between public diplomacy & international development: Case studies in converging fields.
Seo, H., Harn, R.-W., Ebrahim, H., & Aldana, J. (2016). International students’ social media use and social adjustment [Journal Articles]. First Monday, 21(11). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v21i11.6880
Seo, H., & Ebrahim, H. (2016). Visual propaganda on Facebook: A comparative analysis of Syrian conflicts [Journal Articles]. Media, War & Conflict, 9(3). https://doi.org/10.1177/1750635216661648
Seo, H. (2015). Freedom of the Press Annual Report - South Korea & North Korea [Reports]. Freedom House.
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (2015). Network approach to Internet bandwidth distributions [Journal Articles]. Computational Social Networks, 2(11), 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.23523
Seo, H. (2014). Freedom of the Press Annual Report - South Korea & North Korea [Reports]. Freedom House.
Thorson, S. J., & Seo, H. (2014). Building partners through academic science [Journal Articles]. Asian Perspective, 38(1), 137–161. https://doi.org/10.1353/apr.2014.0005
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (2014). Global internet connectedness: 2002-2011 [Journal Articles]. Published.
Seo, H., Houston, J. B., Knight, L. A. T., Kennedy, E., & Inglish, A. B. (2014). Teens’ social media use and collective action [Journal Articles]. New Media & Society, 16(6), 883–902. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444813495162
Seo, H. (2014). Visual propaganda in the age of social media: Twitter images during 2012 Israeli-Hamas conflict [Journal Articles]. Visual Communication Quarterly, 21(3), 150–161. https://doi.org/10.1080/15551393.2014.955501
Seo, H. (2013). Freedom of the Press Annual Report - South Korea & North Korea [Reports]. In Freedom of the Press. Freedom House.
Thorson, S., & Seo, H. (2013). From adversaries to partners: Academic science engagement with North Korea [Journal Articles]. Global Asia, 8(2), 43–47.
Seo, H. (2013). Online social relations and country reputation [Journal Articles]. International Journal of Communication, 7, 1–20. https://doi.org/10.1080/15205436.2010.513470
Seo, H. (2013). The ‘virtual last three feet’: Understanding relationship perspectives in network-based public diplomacy [Book Chapters]. In R. S. Zaharna, A. Arsenault, & A. Fisher (Eds.), Relational, Networked, and Collaborative Approaches to Public Diplomacy: The Connective Mindshift (pp. 157–169). Routledge.
Seo, H., & Kinsey, D. F. (2013). Three Korean perspectives on U.S. internet public diplomacy [Journal Articles]. Public Relations Review, 39(5), 594–596. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pubrev.2013.06.006
Houston, J. B., Seo, H., Kennedy, E., & Knight, L. A. T. (2013). Urban youth’s perspectives on flash mobs [Journal Articles]. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 41(3), 236–252. https://doi.org/10.1080/00909882.2013.825728
Shoemaker, P., Cohen, A., Seo, H., & Wang, X. (2012). Foreign and international news [Book Chapters]. In F. Esser & T. Hanitzsch (Eds.), Handbook of comparative communication (pp. 341–351). ICA/Routledge.
Seo, H., & Kinsey, D. (2012). Meaning of democracy around the world: A thematic and structural analysis of videos defining democracy [Journal Articles]. Visual Communication Quarterly, 19(2), 94–107. https://doi.org/10.1080/15551393.2012.682890
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (2012). Networks of networks: Changing patterns in country bandwidth and centrality in global information infrastructure, 2002-2010 [Journal Articles]. Journal of Communication, 62(2), 345–358. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1460-2466.2012.01631.x
Houston, J. B., Seo, H., Kennedy, E., & Knight, L. A. T. (2012). Youth flash mobs in Kansas City: Causes, consequences and recommendations [Reports].
Seo, H. (2011). Media and foreign policy: A comparative study of journalists’ perceptions of press-government relations [Journal Articles]. Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, 12(4), 467–482. https://doi.org/10.1177/1464884910388227
Seo, H., & Lim, J. (2010). A comparative study on source credibility and use in multilateral nuclear talks [Journal Articles]. Asian Journal of Communication, 20(4), 440–455. https://doi.org/10.1080/01292986.2010.496861
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (2010). Evaluating social networks in public diplomacy [Book Chapters]. In C. G. Reddick (Ed.), Politics, Democracy and E-government: Participation and Service Delivery (pp. 243–259). IGI Global Publishing.
Shoemaker, P., Johnson, P., Seo, H., & Wang, X. (2010). Popular online news in Russia, China, and the United States [Book Chapters]. In E. Vartanova (Ed.), Content, channels and audiences in the new millennium: Interaction and interrelations (pp. 73–103). Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Shoemaker, P., Johnson, P., Seo, H., & Wang, X. (2010). Readers as gatekeepers of online news: Brazil, China, and the United States [Journal Articles]. Brazilian Journalism Research, 6(1), 55–77. https://doi.org/10.25200/BJR.v6n1.2010.226
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (2009). Academic science engagement with North Korea [Journal Articles]. The Korea Economic Institute (KEI) Academic Paper Series on Korea, 4(4), 1–10.
Lim, J., & Seo, H. (2009). Frame flow between government and the news media and its effects on the public: Framing of North Korea [Journal Articles]. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 21(2), 204–223.
Seo, H., Kim, J., & Yang, S.-U. (2009). Global activism and new media: A study of transnational NGOs’ online public relations [Journal Articles]. Public Relations Review, 35(2), 123–126. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pubrev.2009.02.002
Seo, H. (2009). International media coverage of North Korea: Study of journalists and news reports on the six-party nuclear talks [Journal Articles]. Asian Journal of Communication, 19(1), 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1080/01292980802618056
Seo, H., & Hargittai, E. (accepted/in press). Community-based intervention research strategies: Digital inclusion for marginalized populations [Book Chapters]. In Research exposed. Columbia University Press.
Seo, H., Altschwager, D., Choi, B.-Y., Song, S., Britton, H., Ramaswamy, M., Schuster, B., Ault, M., Ayinala, K., Zaman, R., Tihen, B., & Yenugu, L. (accepted/in press). Informal technology education for women transitioning from incarceration [Journal Articles]. ACM Transactions on Computing Education.
Seo, H., Britton, H., Ramaswamy, M., Altschwager, D., Blomberg, M., Aromona, O., Schuster, B., Booton, E., Ault, M., & Wickliffe, J. (published). Returning to the digital world: Digital technology use and privacy management of women transitioning from incarceration [Journal Articles]. New Media & Society. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1461444820966993
Vu, H. T., Seo, H., Blomberg, M., Shayesteh, F., & Liu, Y. (accepted/in press). Social media and environmental activism: How global NGOs frame climate change on Facebook [Journal Articles]. Science Communication.
Seo, H. (accepted/in press). Social media and social adjustment: An international student perspective [Book Chapters]. In Digital experiences of international students: Challenging assumptions and rethinking engagement. Taylor & Francis.

Selected Presentations

Rahman, F., Billionniere, E., Marshall, B., Seo, H., & Forman, T. (3/31/2021). Debugging the diversity gap: (Re-)entry initiatives in emerging technologies for women. ACM SIGCSE TS'21 (Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education Technical Symposium). Virtual due to COVID-19 (was Toronto, Canada)
Seo, H. (12/31/2020). Online privacy and security for vulnerable and marginalized women. Conference on Women in the Digital World. Columbia University, New York, NY
Seo, H., & Shayesteh, F. (8/1/2020 - 8/31/2020). Competing Frames on Social Media: Analysis of English and Farsi Tweets on Iran Plane Crash. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Seo, H. (8/12/2020 - 8/12/2020). Digital inclusion for marginalized women: Technology education for women post-incarceration. Productivity During Pandemic Speaker Series, McMaster University, Canada
Seo, H., Britton, H., Ramaswamy, M., Altschwager, D., Blomberg, M., Aromona, O., ...Wickliffe, J. (8/1/2020 - 8/31/2020). Returning to the digital world: Technology use and privacy management of women transitioning from incarceration. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Seo, H., Erba, J., & Chen, Y. (8/1/2020 - 8/31/2020). Social media data hub: Multi-course streamlined instructions and assessments for evidence-based teaching. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Ittefaq, M., Seo, H., Abwao, M., & Baines, A. (8/1/2020 - 8/31/2020). Social media use for health, cultural values, and demographics: A survey of Pakistani millennials. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Seo, H. (8/1/2020 - 8/31/2020). Tackling misinformation: Academic-community-industry collaborations around the world. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. San Francisco, CA
Seo, H. (5/31/2020). Community-based intervention research strategies: Digital inclusion for marginalized populations. International Communication Association. Gold Coast, Australia
Vu, H. T., Do, H. V., Seo, H., Shayesteh, F., Blomberg, M., & Liu, Y. (5/31/2020). Social media and environmental activism: How global NGOs frame climate change on Facebook. International Communication Association. Gold Coast, Australia
Seo, H. (3/1/2020 - 3/31/2020). Role of academia to create re-entry pathways in computing. Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology (RESPECT) Conference. Portland, Oregon
Seo, H. (1/9/2020 - 1/9/2020). Communicating science in digital age. Frontiers Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Overland Park, KS
Choi, B., Song, S., Zaman, R., & Seo, H. (10/14/2019 - 10/17/2019). Toward digital equity: Technology education for underserved populations. Paper presented to the IEEE International Smart Cities Conference. Casablanca, Morocco
Seo, H., Blomberg, M., Altschwager, D., & Vu, H. T. (5/1/2019 - 5/31/2019). Online information credibility assessment by underserved minority seniors: A Mixed-methods approach. Paper presented to the Information Systems Division, International Communication Conference. Washington, D.C
Seo, H. (3/5/2019). Participatory research. Harvard Law School, Harvard University
Seo, H. (2/6/2019). Messaging apps in South Korea and China. Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University. Cambridge, MA
Seo, H. (1/31/2019). Collective action in digital age: A multilevel approach. Paper presented to the Digital and Social Media Division at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). Maui, Hawaii
Seo, H. (11/9/2018 - 11/9/2018). Technology for formerly incarcerated women: Broadening participation through innovation. Institute of Policy and Social Research. Lawrence, KS
Seo, H. (10/30/2018). Networked Collective Actions. Harvard University Berkman Klein Center Fellows Hour. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Seo, H., Vu, H. T., Aromona, S., Liu, Y., & Shayesteh, F. (8/31/2018). Hashtag feminism around the world: A comparative analysis of #MeToo tweets. Paper presented to the Commission on the Status of Women Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Washington, D.C
Vu, H. T., Hung, D. T., Seo, H., & Liu, Y. (8/31/2018). Who leads the conversation on climate change?: A study of the global network of NGOs on Twitter. Paper presented to the Commission Technology Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Washington, D.C
Seo, H., & Vu, H. (5/1/2018 - 5/31/2018). Social media and global activism: A survey of transnational nonprofits. Paper presented to the Activism, Communication, and Social Justice Interest Group, International Communication Conference. Prague, Czech Republic
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (1/31/2018). Press freedom homophily and the tie structure of the global Internet. Paper presented to the Digital and Social Media Division at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). Big Island, Hawaii
Vu, H., & Seo, H. (8/1/2017 - 8/31/2017). #WhyIMarch: Protest Frames and Feminism Discourse on Women’s March Facebook Pages. Paper presented to the Commission on the Status of Women Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Chicago, IL
Seo, H., Erba, J., Geana, M., & Lumpkins, C. (8/1/2017 - 8/31/2017). Calling Doctor Google? Technology Adoption and Health Information Seeking among Low-income African-American Older Adults. Paper presented to the Minorities and Communication Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Chicago, IL
Seo, H., & Beckage, N. (7/1/2017 - 7/31/2017). Social Media and Ethnic/Racial Inclusion: Topic Modeling and Multiplex Network Analysis Approach. Paper presented to the International Conference on Computational Social Science. Cologne, Germany
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (7/1/2017 - 7/31/2017). The Internet and Press Freedom Homophily. International Conference on Computational Social Science. Cologne, Germany
Seo, H., Li, F., & Sterbenz, J. (5/1/2017 - 5/31/2017). Multilevel Analysis of Networked Movements in Digital Age. Paper presented to the Communication Technology Division, International Communication Association. San Diego
Seo, H., Pluretti, R., & Li, F. (8/1/2016 - 8/31/2016). Perceptions of online reviews: Motivation, sidedness, and reviewer information. Paper presented to the Communication Technology Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Minneapolis, MN
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (6/1/2016 - 6/30/2016). Information communication technologies and economic performance. Paper presented to the Information Systems Division, International Communication Association. Fukuoka, Japan
Seo, H., Harn, R., Ebrahim, H., & Aldana, J. (6/1/2016 - 6/30/2016). Roles of social media in social support and adjustment: A study of international students in the United States. Paper presented to the Communication Technology Division, International Communication Association. Fukuoka, Japan
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (1/1/2016 - 1/31/2016). Network approach to regime type and global Internet connectedness. Paper presented to the Digital and Social Media Division at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). Kauai, HI
Xue, H., Li, F., Seo, H., & Pluretti, R. (8/20/2015 - 8/22/2015). Trust-aware review spam detection. Paper presented to the 14th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom-15). Helsinki, Finland
Ebrahim, H., & Seo, H. (8/6/2015 - 8/9/2015). Twitter images in Middle Eastern higher education: A visual content analysis approach. Paper presented to the Visual Communication Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. San Francisco, CA
Seo, H., Li, F., Lim, J., Pluretti, R., Xue, H., & Vekapu, S. (8/6/2015 - 8/9/2015). User ratings of Yelp reviews: A big data analysis approach. Paper presented to the Communication Technology Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. San Francisco, CA
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (5/1/2015 - 5/31/2015). A mixture model of global Internet capacity distributions. Paper presented to the Communication and Technology Division, International Communication Association. San Juan, Puerto Rico
Seo, H., Harn, R., & Husain, S. (5/11/2015 - 5/14/2015). Facebook brand communities: Implications for dialogic communication and civic engagement. Paper presented to the International Conference on Communication and Mass Media. Athens, Greece
Seo, H., Li, F., Pluretti, R., Lim, J., Xue, H., & Vekapu, S. (5/1/2015 - 5/31/2015). Perceived usefulness of online reviews: Effects of review characteristics and reviewer attributes. Paper presented to the Information Systems Division, International Communication Association. San Juan, Puerto Rico
Seo, H., & Ebrahim, H. (5/1/2015 - 5/31/2015). Social media and visual propaganda: A comparative analysis of Facebook images during Syrian conflicts. Paper presented to the Visual Communication Division, International Communication Association. San Juan, Puerto Rico
Ebrahim, H., & Seo, H. (3/1/2015 - 3/31/2015). Visual framing of democracy by Middle Eastern universities: A content analysis of Twitter images in higher education public relations. Paper presented to the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Midwinter Conference. Norman, OK
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (2/1/2015 - 2/28/2015). Empathy in public diplomacy: U.S. academic science engagement with North Korea. Center on Public Diplomacy Conference on Public Diplomacy and International Development. Los Angeles, CA
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (12/1/2014 - 12/31/2014). Global Internet connectedness 2002-2011. Paper presented to the International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and Applications. Maui, Hawaii
Seo, H. (11/1/2014 - 11/30/2014). Social media and visual propaganda. CERN Workshop on Emerging Trends in the Social Media Domain. Singapore
Seo, H. (8/1/2014 - 8/31/2014). Role of visuals in the Syrian conflict: Toward a theoretical model of visual propaganda in the social media age. Paper presented to Emerging Scholar Session, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Montreal, Canada
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. J. (5/1/2014 - 5/31/2014). Mind the gap: Network analysis and computational approaches to the global digital divide. Paper presented to the Communication and Technology Division, International Communication Association. Seattle, WA
Seo, H., Ghafour, G., & Harn, R. (5/1/2014 - 5/31/2014). Political cartoons in social media age: Visual narratives and framing of Syrian revolution on Facebook. Paper presented to the Visual Communication Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Seattle, WA
Seo, H. (3/1/2014 - 3/31/2014). Academic Science Engagement with DPRK. INDepth Conference. Toronto, Canada
Seo, H. (8/1/2013 - 8/31/2013). Teaching panel session: Promising Professor. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Washington, D.C
Seo, H. (8/1/2013 - 8/31/2013). Visual propaganda in the age of social media: Twitter images during 2012 Israeli-Hamas conflict. Paper presented to the Visual Communication Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Washington, D.C
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. J. (5/1/2013 - 5/31/2013). Persistent inequalities and heavy tails in international Internet connections: 2002-2011. Paper presented to the Communication and Technology Division, International Communication Association. London
Thorson, S., & Seo, H. (4/1/2013 - 4/30/2013). Enemies to Partners: Academic Science Engagement. Engaging Enemies Conference at Indiana University. Bloomington, IN
Seo, H. (8/31/2012). Knight Foundation Bridge Grant Recipients. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Seo, H., Houston, J. B., Knight, L. A. T., Kennedy, E. J., & Inglish, A. B. (8/31/2012). Why kids become mobs? An empirical analysis of youth flash mobs and social media. Paper presented to the Mass Communication & Society Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Seo, H. (8/31/2011). Country reputation in the age of networks: An empirical analysis of online social relations and information use. Paper presented to the Communication Technology Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. St. Louis, MO
Seo, H., & Kinsey, D. (8/31/2011). Meaning of democracy around the world: A thematic and structural analysis of videos defining democracy. Paper presented to the Visual Communication Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. St. Louis, MO
Seo, H., & Kinsey, D. (6/30/2011). "Putting the Public Back" in Public Diplomacy: An Evaluation of Democracy Video Challenge Project. Paper presented to the U.S. Department of State Fourth Annual Evaluation Conference. Washington, D.C
Seo, H., & Kinsey, D. (5/31/2011). Identifying public perspectives of relationships with applications to public diplomacy. Paper presented to the Public Relations Division, International Communication Association. Boston, MA
Shoemaker, P., Johnson, P., Seo, H., & Wang, X. (10/31/2010). The popularity of online news: Gatekeeping by readers in four countries. Paper presented at Convergence and Society: Science, Health, and New Dimensions of Communication, University of South Carolina
Seo, H. (11/30/2009). Relationship management in networked public diplomacy. Paper presented to the Public Relations Division, National Communication Association. Chicago, IL
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (9/30/2009). Networked publics in international affairs: An empirical analysis. American Political Science Association. Toronto, ON, Canada
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (9/30/2009). Networked publics in international affairs: An empirical analysis. American Political Science Association. Toronto, ON, Canada
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (8/31/2009). Evaluating social networking in public diplomacy. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Boston, MA
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (8/31/2009). Evaluating social networking in public diplomacy. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Boston, MA
Seo, H. (8/31/2009). Media coverage of hostage taking: Source credibility and source use during Afghan hostage case. Paper presented to the International Communication Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Boston, MA
Seo, H. (8/31/2009). Negotiating with the Hermit Kingdom: A cultural perspective on North Korean nuclear talks. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Boston, MA
Seo, H. (5/31/2009). How the Internet changes public diplomacy: A case study of online community run by U.S. Embassy in South Korea. International Communication Association. Chicago, IL
Seo, H. (5/31/2009). How the Internet changes public diplomacy: A case study of online community run by U.S. Embassy in South Korea. International Communication Association. Chicago, IL
Seo, H., Johnson, P., & Stein, J. (5/31/2009). Media framing of "axis-of-evil" leaders: A study on the effects of news framing on audiences' evaluations of foreign leaders. Paper presented to the Mass Communication Division, International Communication Association. Chicago, IL
Chock, M., Shoemaker, P., Seo, H., Johnson, P., Zhang, D., & Barthel, M. (5/31/2009). The effects of structural and content complexity on processing news. International Communication Association. Chicago, IL
Seo, H. (4/15/2009). Academic engagement with North Korea. Korea Economic Institute. Washington, D.C
Thorson, S., & Seo, H. (3/31/2009). Academic science exchanges with the DPRK. Association for Asian Studies. Chicago, IL
Thorson, S., & Seo, H. (2/28/2009). Education as a tool for scientific collaboration. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Chicago, IL
Seo, H. (2/28/2009). TNGO 2.0: Global activism and new media. International Studies Association. New York, NY
Shoemaker, P., Seo, H., Johnson, P., & Wang, X. (10/31/2008). Audience gatekeeping: A study of The New York Times most-emailed news items. Convergence and Society: The Participatory Web. Columbia, SC
Seo, H., & Kim, J. (8/31/2008). How new media influence global activism: A study of transnational NGOs’ online public relations. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Chicago, IL
Seo, H., & Lim, J. (5/31/2008). Journalists' perceptions of source credibility and the media's source use. Paper presented to the Journalism Studies Division, International Communication Association. Montreal, QC, Canada
Seo, H. (5/31/2008). What influences media coverage of North Korea? A study of journalists and news reports on the six-nation nuclear talks. Paper presented to the Mass Communication Division, International Communication Association. Montreal, QC, Canada
Shoemaker, P., Wang, X., Seo, H., & Johnson, P. (5/31/2008). What shapes the US image in the world? Deviance, personal experience, mass media. Paper presented to the Political Communication Division, International Communication Association. Montreal, QC, Canada
Seo, H. (3/31/2008). A study of the press-government relationship during multilateral talks. Paper presented to the International Communication Division. San Francisco, CA
Seo, H. (8/31/2007). Perceptions of North Korea and its leader: A comparative study of South Korean and western journalists. Paper presented to the International Communication Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Washington, D.C
Seo, H., & Lim, J. (5/31/2007). The second-level agenda-setting effects between president and the news media: A longitudinal analysis of attributes of North Korea. Paper presented to the Political Communication Division, International Communication Association Conference. San Francisco, CA

Selected Grants

Technology Education for Women in Transition: Broadening Participation through Innovations. National Science Foundation. $1404022.00. Submitted 11/1/2018 (8/1/2019 - 12/31/2022). Federal. Status: Funded
Technology Education for Women in Reentry. Google. (1/1/2020 - 12/31/2021). For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded
Social Media and Social Change: A Multilevel Approach. Waterhouse Family Institute. $9000.00. (8/1/2017 - 8/31/2019). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded
Research fellow. Harvard University, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. (1/1/2018 - 12/31/2019). Other. Status: Funded
Transforming Social Media Curriculum: Data Hub for Evidence-based Teaching. KU Center for Teaching Excellence. $17000.00. (1/1/2018 - 12/31/2019). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Datasmart Lawrence. Online News Association. $33528.00. (1/1/2017 - 12/31/2018). Foundation. Status: Funded
Digital Media, Social Support and Social Adjustment: A Community Engagement Approach to U.S. Immigrants' Digital Literacy. $5000.00. (1/1/2017 - 12/31/2018). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Effects of Digital Literacy on Immigrants' and Refugees' Integration to New Communities in the U.S. KU Center for Migration Research. $4931.60. (1/1/2017 - 12/31/2018). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Establishing Social-Computational Collaboration Toward Credible Social Media. 2995000-958-INS0073037. KU Research Investment Council (Strategic Initiative Grant Level I). $206305.48. Submitted 1/1/2014 (1/1/2014 - 12/31/2018). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Resilient Network Infrastructure to Mitigate and Support Social Change. Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence. $7959.00. (1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded
International Travel Fund. $1000.00. (1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Toward a Theoretical Model of Visual Propaganda in the Social Media Age. NFP0071961. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. $2500.00. (1/1/2014 - 12/31/2016). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded
Service Learning Mini Grant Award. KU Center for Civic & Social Responsibility. $500.00. Submitted 12/1/2014 (1/1/2015 - 5/31/2015). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
KU Entrepreneurship Programs. $1500.00. (9/1/2013 - 5/31/2014). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
U.S.-DPRK Academic Science Engagement. Pacific Century Institute. $20000.00. Submitted 1/1/2014 (1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded
U.S.-DPRK Academic Science Engagement. The Henry Luce Foundation. $25000.00. Submitted 1/1/2014 (1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014). Foundation. Status: Funded
How to Teach Social Media. KU Center for Teaching Excellence. $1000.00. Submitted 1/1/2012 (1/1/2012 - 12/31/2013). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
International Travel Fund. $1000.00. Submitted 1/1/2013 (1/1/2013 - 12/31/2013). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Measuring Science Reputation and Non-Market Benefits of S&T Investments. $7680.00. Submitted 1/1/2012 (1/1/2012 - 12/31/2013). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Measuring Science Reputation and Non-Market Benefits of S&T Investments. $7680.00. Submitted 1/1/2012 (1/1/2012 - 12/31/2013). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Persistent inequalities and heavy tails in international Internet connections: 2002-2011. KU International Programs. $1000.00. (12/31/2013). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Country Reputation Measure for a Globally Networked Society. KU International Programs. $850.00. Submitted 1/1/2012 (1/1/2012 - 12/31/2012). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Kansas City Teen Project. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. $150000.00. (1/1/2011 - 12/31/2012). Foundation. Status: Funded
Kansas City Teen Project. Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. $50000.00. (1/1/2011 - 12/31/2012). Foundation. Status: Funded
LarryvilleKU: Web and Mobile Application of OpenBlock to The Kansan. Knight Foundation; Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. $8000.00. (1/1/2011 - 12/31/2012). Foundation. Status: Funded
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Award. National Science Foundation. $36000.00. (1/1/2020). Federal. Status: Funded

Selected Awards & Honors

Inaugural Fellow
Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, KU
2020 - 2021
First-Place Top Paper Award
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
2020
Best Paper Nomination by Digital and Social Media Division
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
2018
Faculty Excellence in Service Learning Award
Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, University of Kansas
2017
First Place Faculty Paper
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
2017
Best Paper Nomination by Digital and Social Media Division
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS
2016
Katich Creativity Award
William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications
2015
Emerging Scholar Award
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
2014
Docking Faculty Scholar Award
University of Kansas
2013
Promising Professor Award
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
2013
Second Place Faculty Paper Award
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Visual Communication Division
2013
Knight Foundation Bridge Grant
Knight Foundation, AEJMC
2012
All-University Doctoral Prize for Best Dissertation
Syracuse University
2011
Phi Beta Delta
2009 - 2011
Top Three Faculty Paper Award
Visual Communication Division, AEJMC
2011
Certificate in University Teaching
Future Professoriate Program, Syracuse University
2010
Newhouse Dissertation Research Grant
Syracuse University
2010
Inez Kaiser Graduate Student of Color Award
Public Relations Division, AEJMC
2009
Phi Kappa Phi
2009
Top Four Paper Award
Mass Communication Division, ICA
2008
First Place at Markham Student Paper Competition, Top Student Paper Award
International Communication Division, AEJMC
2007
Kappa Tau Alpha
2007
Ambassadorial Scholarship
Rotary Foundation
2005
U.S. Congress-Korea National Assembly Youth Exchange Award
1999

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