Junghyun Nam

Junghyun Nam

Junghyun Nam

Sociology: Social Movements, Urban Sociology, Political Sociology

Junghyun Nam is a doctoral student of sociology at George Mason University who studies social movements, public space, democracy, and social inequality in urban areas. Her dissertation research focuses on the relationship between public space and protest. Junghyun explores this relationship by examining the candlelight protests in South Korea, an unprecedentedly peaceful mass protest for resisting the elected authority called into question.

Grants and Fellowships

2021, Alumni Scholarship, International Foundation for Korea University.


Ph.D. in Sociology, George Mason University (In progress)

M.A. in Linguistics (specialization: semiotics), Korea University (2014)

B.A. in Linguistics, Korea University (2012)

Recent Presentations

Nam, Junghyun and Dae Young Kim. 2021. "The K-pop Fans' Sense of Community and Attributive Factors." The Korean Wave in North America conference, George Mason University. Fairfax, VA, January 15th.