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Soojin Kim

Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University

Contributing Editor, Platypus, The CASTAC Blog

Research Interests

Algorithms | Attention | data harm | Digital Ethnography | Gender | Personhood | Remembering and Forgetting | South Korea |

About Soojin

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology at Harvard University. My doctoral project focuses on the emerging discourses and practices surrounding the right to be forgotten within South Korea. By examining the social force and lifecycle—from its production to circulation and deletion—of personal data on the internet, my research aims to understand how the process of online data removal intersects with the reconfiguration of gender and personhood. Methodologically, I have delved into digital ethnography, expanding on my previous MA research on the attention economy within live streaming culture and anonymous forums.