Do Own (Donna) Kim is a doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California, and a Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies (KFAS) fellow. Donna studies everyday, playful digital cultures and mediated social interactions. Her research interests are at the intersections of technology studies, cultural studies, and CMC/HMC. Specifically, she focuses on uses, boundary-crossings, and Others in human-technology assemblages. She enjoys mixed methodological and interdisciplinary collaborations. She is currently affiliated with the Civic Paths and MASTS (Media as Sociotechnical Systems) research groups.
Prior to joining Annenberg, Donna received her B.A. degrees in Media & Communication and English Language & Literature from Korea Universityin 2015. She studied at Nagoya University for a year as an exchange student in 2013-14. Donna has lived in five different countries including South Korea, China, Canada, the U.S., and Japan. Her cross-cultural experiences and her advertisement/PR internship at Cheil Worldwide inspired her to pursue her interest in digital communication.