Edward B. Kang is a doctoral candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Broadly, his research concerns the social and cultural dimensions of digital technologies with a specific focus on the relationship between sound, race, and identity. In the context of his dissertation, he explores the sociotechnical imaginaries around voice which undergird the operational logics of contemporary voice identification/biometric and analysis technologies. His writing has been published in journals such as New Media & Society, the International Journal of Communication, and Social Studies of Science (forthcoming).
Apart from his own research, he has served as a committee member for Annenberg's annual Communication and Cultural Studies graduate student conference Critical Mediations, led Music Production workshops for Annenberg's Critical Media Project with California Humanities, and worked as assistant editor for the International Journal of Communication.
Prior to joining Annenberg, Edward received a B.A. in East Asian Area Studies with a minor in Music Industry from the University of Southern California. He has also, since then, been active as a music producer, sound engineer, and DJ.