Publications & Presentations

A Note on Name Variants

(click to expand)Preferred name: Do Own (Donna) KimPreferred abbreviation*: D. O. Kim*both D. O. should be used as my first name

My preferred professional name is Do Own (Donna) Kim. "Do Own" (not Do!) is my full legal first name, and I go by "Donna". When native Korean speakers call me by my Korean name Do Own (doe-on; 도온), they tend to add an "ah (아)" sound at the end of my name, which sounds similar to "Donna" (doe-ohn-ah or donah; 도온아). 

My name has appeared in various combinations of "Do Own", "Donna", and "Do-own":  Do Own (Donna) Kim (preferred), Do Own Donna Kim, Do Own Kim, Do-own Kim, Donna Do-own Kim, etc. Unfortunately, because some systems do not recognize two-words first name and/or parentheses, and partially due to my own confusion, my name has been abbreviated in all sorts of ways: D. O. Kim (preferred), D. O. D. Kim, D. Kim, D. D. Kim, etc. They are all fine, as long as both "Do Own" are understood as my first name (I am never "Do"!).

Publications **For PDF of my work, please contact me at doownkim[at]uic[dot]edu.

#agency #choice #decerteau #free-to-play #interactivefiction #neoliberalismNew Media & Society
#sybils #socialnetworks #topicmodeling #machinelearning #massivelymultiplayeronlinegame #mmog #self-presentationACM SIGCHI CHI Play
#refugees #southkorea #twitter #digitalfeminismInternational Journal of Communication

Work in Progress

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles and Conference Proceedings (*equal contribution)

Editorial Board-reviewed Journal Articles and Conference Proceedings

Chapter 14. Mirroring the Misogynistic Wor(l)d: Civic Imagination and Speech Mirroring Strategy in Korea’s Online Feminist Activism-*2021 Browne Best Edited Collection in Popular Culture and American Culture
Chapter 9. Third places in the Ether Around Us: Layers on the Real World

Book Chapters

#virtualbeing #ai #robot #virtualinfluencer #authenticity
#squidgame #review #feministkilljoy #method #acafan #marginalization




Scholarly Presentations (*equal contribution)

“Virtually Real? In-between Spaces and Bodies in Meta-authentic Media”Presentation on cutting-edge communication research to a diverse, interdisciplinary audience, including various STEM and social science academics and industry professionals.Young Scholars Talk, 2022 Knowledge Festival All Seasons (hosted by Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies), Half Moon Bay, CA, USA.