PhD student in Korean Studies,
Goethe University Frankfurt
Frauke Behre is part of the Korean Studies Department at Goethe University. With a background in empirical linguistics, Korean and Japanese Studies, she is currently finishing her M.A. thesis in Modern East Asian Studies on the topic of the representation of national and cultural identity in Korean churches. Her project within CEDITRAA will focus on the role of South Korean popular culture products, especially music, in the context of globalized pop culture, and their reception in parts of sub-Saharan Africa.
Frauke Behre primarily contributes to the work in Working Area B: Legal and Institutional Frameworks, in Working Area D: Regional and Transregional Circulation(s) and in Project 1.3 on Transformation of the Korean Wave.
My CEDITRAA story
“The success of South Korean pop culture in recent years, be it in the form of film, music, or TV productions, has led to a marked increase in interest in a country that had hitherto not often featured on lists of remarkable exporters of cultural goods. A lot of research on the consumption of these products has focused on Europe and North America and these regions’ influence on the production process, leaving room to explore the question of how (dis)similar practices are with regards to parts of Africa that provide very different contexts. The framework of CEDITRAA promises a chance to look at this from a fresh perspective.”