Faculty & Staff

Hye Ryoung Ok

Hye Ryoung Ok


153 Franklin Building

HyeRyoung Ok has been a Cinema Studies instructor at the University of Oregon since 2011 and joined the School of Journalism and Communication faculty in 2014. Before coming to the UO, she conducted postdoctoral research at the Digital Media and Learning Hub at the University of California Humanities Research Institute, Irvine, from 2008 to 2010. Her work centers primarily on the issues of digital screen culture and transnational media culture, with a focus on mobile media and personal screen technologies in an East Asian context. Her research interests include the global circulation of digital technologies and development of digital transmedia, such as mobile videos, web videos, digital VTX production in Korea, and participatory culture.


  • PhD, Critical Studies, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California
  • MA, Cinema Studies, New York University
  • MA, Aesthetics and Art Theory, Seoul National University
  • BA, Aesthetics, Seoul National University

Areas of Expertise

  • New media
  • Mobile screen media
  • Global media
  • Korean film and media
  • Participatory youth culture
  • Cultural studies
  • Film studies


  • International Communication
  • Transnational Asian Film and Media
  • Digital Cinema
  • Global Blockbusters
  • Global Mobile Media