June 02, 2022
The Global Influence of K-pop: BTS at the White House
By Brandon Valeriano
American politics has historically leveraged music artists to expand the reach of political messaging.
April 18, 2022
It’s Time for K-pop Stars to Speak Out on Human Rights
By Gi-Wook Shin, Haley M. Gordon, and Maleah Webster
With few exceptions, South Korea’s K-pop idols have been conspicuously silent on controversial subjects – including the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
February 16, 2022
This Is South Korea’s K-pop Soft Power Moment
By Brandon Valeriano and Aleydis Nissen
K-pop offers something different to the nationalism projected by China and the territorial politics of exclusion.
December 27, 2021
K-pop Fandom’s Climate Change Rebellion
By Mai Anna Pressley
Socially conscious K-pop fans are demanding more from South Korean entertainment companies. Can this lead to meaningful adoption of environmental policies in the industry?
July 21, 2020
The Political Activism of K-pop Stans
By Layne Vandenberg
K-pop fans are making waves with activism both within the K-pop music industry and in global politics.