Jaeho Kang | The New School for Public Engagement
  • Faculty

    Jaeho Kang

    Assistant Professor

    PhD, Sociology of Media, University of Cambridge

    Kang, Jaeho IMG

    Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow in the Institut fuer Sozialforschung at the Frankfurt University (Germany). He has published articles on the social theories of Walter Benjamin, Herbert Marcuse and Michel Foucault and is now investigating Siegfried Kracauer's critical theory of media and politics focusing on film, propaganda, and the mediated public sphere. His current work expands the scope of his research by analyzing the interplay between media and urban spaces in East Asian cities like Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul.

    Courses Taught

    • Media and Critical Theory
    • Media and Social Theory
    • Media and the City
    • Media and American Modernity
    • Political Communication
    • Media and Sports

    Recent Publications

    Below the Surface: Siegfried Kracauer and 'Test-Film' Project (co-authored), New Formations 61(Summer 2007): 149-160

    Research Interests

    • Social Theory of Media
    • Media and Urban Space
    • New Media and Political Communication
    • Media and Global Mega Events

    Awards and Honors

    Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship (2004-2005)