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


Su Young Choi


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.

More About Su Young Choi

Areas of Expertise

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

Course Sampling

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

  • 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.