PhD Candidate

Wee Yang Soh is a PhD candidate in Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology at the University of Chicago. His research explores the intersection of new media technologies, language, and politics. His dissertation examines cultural translation companies in South Korea, analyzing how these new media companies use digital tools to establish frameworks for transnational socio-political engagement in order to convey Korean popular culture to global audiences. Aside from his dissertation, Wee Yang has also written about the circulation of online memes as digital protest in Singapore as well as ideologies of optimization in contemporary gaming communities. Wee Yang holds an MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago with a concentration in Anthropology, and a BA in Anthropology from Yale-NUS College.