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David OhAssociate Professor of Communication Arts (Media Studies)

Year Joined RCNJ: 2013

Contact Information

  • Phone: (201) 684-7112
  • Email:
  • Office: C-108
  • Office Hours: T 5:30-6:00, W 9:00-10:30, F 5:30-6:00


  • B.A., Baylor University
  • M.A., Ph.D., Syracuse University

Courses Offered:

  • Senior Projects: Global Communication and Media
  • Audiences, Identity, & Media
  • Research Writing Methods
  • Media Literacy
  • Speech for Communication Arts
  • Public Speaking
  • Media & Persuasion

Awards and Special Recognition:

  • Faculty Development Fund Grant, 2017
  • Faculty Development Fund Grant, 2016
  • Faculty Research Paper Award, International & Intercultural Communication Division, National Communication Association, 2015
  • Faculty-Student Research Grant, 2014
  • Faculty Research Paper Award, Asian Pacific American Division, National Communication Association, 2010
  • Faculty Research Paper Award, Minorities and Communication Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2009
  • Doctoral Dissertation Award, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, 2008
  • Leslie J. Moeller Award for Top Student Research Paper, Mass Communication & Society Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Recent Scholarly and Professional Accomplishments

  • (2017) Constructing Korean America: KoreAm Journal and the construction of second-generation diasporic identification. The Routledge Companion to Asian American Studies. Routledge.
  • (2017) Spectacles in hybrid Japan: Deconstruction, semiotic excess, and obtuse meanings in Lost in Translation. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 10(2), 153-167.
  • (2017) Unmasking queerness: Blurring and solidifying queer lins through K-pop. Journal of Popular Culture, 50(1), 9-29.
  • (2016) Reconsidering ethnic media research: An argument for a diasporic model. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 24(5), 264-275.
  • (2016) Payback for Pearl Harbor: Racist ideologies online of karmic retribution for White America and postracial resistance. Journal of Communication Inquiry, 40(3), 247-266.
  • (2016) “Until you are able”: South Korean multiculturalism and hierarchy in My Little Hero. Communication, Culture, & Critique, 9(2), 250-265.
  • (2016) Techno-Orientalism and White masculinity in the Wolverine movies.  The X-Men Films: A cultural analysis. Rowman & Littlefield.
  • (2015) “Bring some hustle & run”: Parody, Asianness, and Bakhtinian carnival in Chinatown Hustler. China Media Research, 11(1), 76-86.
  • (2015) Second-generation Korean Americans and transnational media: Diasporic identifications. Landham, MD: Lexington Books
  • (2014) The Orientalized “other” and corrosive femininity: Threats to White masculinity in 300. Journal of Communication Inquiry, 38(2), 149-165.
  • (2013) Biased optimism, media, and Asian American identity. Identity and communication:  New Agendas in communication. Routledge.
  • (2013) Mediating diasporas and fandom: Second-generation Korean American adolescent diasporas, identification, and transnational popular culture, 16(4), 230-250.
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