Su Young Choi

Su Young Choi

Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies

I believe that student learning in communication can be metaphorically grasped as road building. Both can generate connection, interaction, and transformation. Building a road enables novel forms of transportation and encounters, facilitating the mutation of connected places according to what is communicated. As an instructor, I aim to create my class as a collaborative learning community wherein rich dialogues help all students grow as self-reflexive thinkers and agents of positive social change.

  • PhD, communication, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2017
  • MA, communication, Seoul National University, South Korea, 2010
  • BA, Korean history, Seoul National University, South Korea, 2004


Course Sampling

  • Environmental Communication
  • Qualitative Theory and Methodology
  • Media Theory and Analysis
  • Communication and Technology
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Korean Popular Culture

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental Communication
  • Critical Media and Cultural Studies
  • Korean Studies


Su Young Choi is an assistant professor of communication and media studies at Stetson University. She examines media and communication in the context of a social movement by employing qualitative methods like ethnography, in-depth interviews, and textual and discourse analysis. She is interested in understanding the relationship between cultural transformation and socio-environmental inequality and injustice. She is currently engaging research project about the emergence of youth-led vegan movement in the context of East Asia.


  • Environmental Justice
  • Climate Change and Digital Environmental Humanities
  • Energy and Food Activism in East Asia


  • Choi, S. Y. (2021). "Veganism Will Rise like Feminism": The Porous Contestation of Intersectional Vegan Feminism against the Exclusive Politics of Korean Popular Feminism. In J. Rhee, C. Nagayama, & E. Li (Eds.), Gender and Food in Transnational East Asias: Toward a New Dialogue across Boundaries (pp. 105-124). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
  • Choi, S. Y. (2021). Recognition for Resistance: Gifting, Social Media, and the Politics of Reciprocity in South Korean Energy Activism. Media, Culture & Society, 43(7), 1247-1262.
  • Choi, S. Y. (2021). Resilient Peripheralisation through Authoritarian Communication against Energy Democracy in South Korea. Environmental Politics, 30(6), 1002-1023.
  • Choi, S. Y. (2019). Protesting Grandmothers as Spatial Resistance in the Neo-developmental Era, Korean Studies, 43, 40-67.
  • Choi, S. Y. & Cho, Y. (2017). Generating Counter-Public Spheres through Social Media: Two Social Movements in Neoliberalized South Korea. Javnost - The Public: Journal of the European Institute for Communication and Culture, 24(1), 1-19.