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Director, Nam Center for Korean StudiesAssociate Professor, Communication Studies
Office Location(s): 4652 SSWB
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Associate Professor of Communication Studies and a Core Faculty member of the Nam Center for Korean Studies. Professor Kwak joined the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan in the Fall of 2000. His main research centers around the influence of mediated and interpersonal communication on political and civic participation, knowledge, and attitudes. Professor Kwak's current research project focuses on the role of nontraditional channels of political communication, including soft news, new communication technology, and political talk. He is also involved in a comparative international research project on social capital, MOSCITO, which includes researchers from the US, Korea, Norway, and the UK. Professor Kwak's research has generated top paper awards at national conferences and has been published in Communication Research, Journal of Communication, Human Communication Research, Political Communication, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Political Research Quarterly, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Mass Media and Society, Journal of Official Statistics, and Gazette.
Nam Center for Korean Studies
School of Social Work Building1080 South University Ave.Suite 4663
Ann Arbor, MI