Sociology of Culture; Organizations; Social and Cultural Boundaries
My current research interests are twofold. First, I am interested in how we define and evaluate worth and how organizational actors affect the valuation process, especially in the realm of aesthetics. In my master’s thesis, I explored how performing arts centers in Korea choose the genre of the performances they stage with an interest in the organizations that evaluate cultural products. My second area of research interests is to determine how and why social actors identify themselves and interact with others using particular cultural forms, attitudes, and practices.