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David Oh

David OhAssociate Professor of Communication Arts (Media Studies)

Year Joined RCNJ: 2013

Contact Information

  • Phone: (201) 684-7112
  • Email:
  • Office: C-108
  • Office Hours: Tue and Fri 4:30-6:00 PM


  • 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

Recent publications

Authored Books

  • Oh, D.  C., & Min, S. J. (2023). Navigating White news: Asian American journalists at work. Rutgers University Press.
  • Oh, D. C. (2022). Whitewashing the movies: White subjectivity and Asian erasure in U.S. film culture. Rutgers University Press.
  • Oh, D. C. (2015). Second-generation Korean Americans and transnational media: Diasporic identifications. Lexington Books.

Edited Books

  • Oh, D. C. (2022). Mediating the South Korean other: Representations and discourses of difference in the post/neocolonial nation-state. University of Michigan Press.

Book chapters

  • Oh, David C. (2022).Neocolonial ambivalence and race in So Not Worth It. Korea and the Global Society: Engagement, Reciprocity, and Tension. Routledge.
  • Oh, David C. (2022). Don’t let White supremacy fool you into believing you don’t have value. Dreams for our children: Immigrant letters to the future. Wise Ink Creative Publishing.
  • Oh, David C. (2021). Disciplining transnational popular culture’s counter-flows on Family Guy. The Routledge Handbook of Digital Media and Globalization. Routledge.
  • Oh, D. C. (2019). “I am Korean American”: Constructing diasporic identifications on a Korean American Facebook Page and Pinterest Page. Korean diaspora across the world: Homeland in history, imagination, media, and reality (pp. 173-190). Lexington Books.

Journal articles

  • Oh, D. C., & Eguchi, S. (2022). Reconsidering racial privilege as a function of White supremacy and contextual advantages for Asian Americans. Communication, Culture, & Critique, 15(4), 471-478.
  • Oh, D. C. (2022). The politics of representation in Squid Game and the promise and peril of its transnational reception. Communication, Culture, and Critique, 15(4), 531-533.
  • Oh, C. & Oh, D. C. (2022). Love and hatred: White expatriates’ ambivalent self-representation on YouTube. Text & Performance Quarterly, 42(2), 198-219.
  • Oh, D. C. (2022). Body as Disease. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 50(1), S40-S45.
  • Oh, D. C., Banjo, O. O., & Jennings, N. (2022). Whose voices count?: Sourcing U.S. American television news about the world. International Journal of Communication, 16, 4210-4230.
  • Oh, D. C. & Min, S.J. (2022). COVID-19 and the Fourth Estate: Asian American journalists’ gendered racialized harms and racial activation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 99(1), 113-134.
  • Oh, D. C., & Han, M. W. (2022). Globalization from above and below: Rejecting superficial multiculturalism and igniting anti-Korean sentiment in Japan. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 25(1), 51-67.
  • Oh, D. C. (2021). “Feminists really are crazy”: The Isu Station incident and the creation of androcentric, misogynistic community on YouTube. Journal of International & Intercultural Communication (advance online publication).
  • Oh, D. C. (2020). “Opting out of that”: White feminism’s policing and disavowal of anti-racist critique in The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 37(1), 58-70.
  • Oh, D. C. (2020). Representing the Western super-minority: Desirable cosmopolitanism and homosocial multiculturalism on a Korean talk show. Television and New Media, 21(3), 260-277.
  • Oh, D. C. (2019). White cyber-protest in a Facebook group: Articulating colorblind racialization in response to South Korean televised “xenophobia.” Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 29(2), 149-167 [lead article].
  • Oh, D. C., & Nishime, L. (2019). Imag(in)ing the post-national television fan: Counter-flows and hybrid ambivalence in Dramaworld. International Communication Gazette, 81(2), 121-138.
  • Oh, D. C. (2018). “Racist propaganda!”: Discursive negotiations on YouTube of perceived anti-White racism in South Korea. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 26(5), 306-317.
  • Oh, D. C. (2018). Elder men’s bromance in Asian lands: Normative Western masculinity in Better Late than Never. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 35(4), 350-362.
  • Oh, D. C. (2018). Seeing myself through film: Diasporic belonging and racial identifications. Cultural Studies ó Critical Methodologies, 18(2), 107-115.
  • Oh, D. C., & Oh, C. (2017). Vlogging White privilege abroad: Eat Your Kimchi’s eating and spitting out of the Korean other on YouTube. Communication, Culture, & Critique, 10(4), 696-711.
  • Oh, D. C. (2017). Black K-pop fan videos & polyculturalism. Popular Communication, 15(4), 269-282.
  • Oh, D. C. (2017). “Turning Japanese’’: Deconstructive criticism of White women, the Western imagination, and popular music. Communication, Culture, & Critique, 10(2), 365-381


Grants and fellowships

  • 2021 – Faculty Development Fund, Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • 2020 – Faculty Development Fund, Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • 2019 – Travel Grant, Kyujanggak International Symposium, Seoul
  • 2019 –  Fulbright Regional Travel Grant, Jakarta
  • 2018-19 – Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant, The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board


  • 2021- Faculty Paper Award (top 4), International & Intercultural Communication Division, National Communication Association, Seattle
  • 2020 – Faculty Paper Award (top 4), International & Intercultural Communication Division, National Communication Association, Indianapolis (virtual conference)
  • 2019 – Inaugural Asian/Pacific American Caucus & Asian/Pacific American Communication Studies Division Faculty Mentorship Award
  • 2018 – Faculty Research Paper Award (top 3), Asian/Pacific American Communication Studies Division, National Communication Association, Salt Lake City
  • 2017 – Faculty Research Paper Award (top 3), Asian/Pacific American Communication Studies Division, National Communication Association, Dallas
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