Sang-Yeon SUNG

Baijin Fellow (2016–2020)







Sang-Yeon Loise Sung is a postdoctoral fellow in Religious Studies. She is involved in the research project “Religion and Diaspora: The Korean Community in Austria.” She holds a B.A. in Music (1994) and an M.M. in Traditional Korean Music (1997) both from Seoul’s Hanyang University, as well as an M.A. (2001) and a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology (2008), minoring in East Asian Language and Culture, from the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University in Bloomington, United States. Over the past years she has been variously teaching at the University of Vienna’s Department of East Asian Studies and Department of Musicology in the area of East Asian culture. Her past research, especially on the international impact of contemporary East Asian and Korean popular culture, received generous funding from institutions such as the Academy of Korean Studies (2009–2010, the Korea Organization of International Culture Exchange (2013–2014), and the National Taiwan Normal University (2014). Having published several related articles, she currently finalises a co-authored book manuscript on Asian Pop Music in Cosmopolitan Europe contracted by Routledge. Her present research focuses on the impact of religion upon diasporic identity construction of East Asian immigrants in Europe.