Di Yoong / Critical Social Personality Psychology

Graduate Student Researcher
Started at the NML: October 2019

Projects: Community building on Gab; High-Value Men and Alt-Right Women; Identity discourses through online communities: A study on K-pop and Boys Love fandom; Podcast Production in an Undergraduate Classroom
NML Award: The Dewey Digital Teaching Award (June 2021)

Di Yoong

a PhD candidate at The Graduate Center (CUNY). Broadly, they are interested in how identities move beyond just representations, and as discourse how they are negotiated through nationalism, transnationalism, and diasporas. Currently, they are working on projects that considers how these relationships are mediated through online platforms, including in alt-right spaces, K-pop/Hallyu communities, and Boys Love (BL) communities. Thinking through the affordances of online platforms, they investigate how existing power structures, such as racism, translates and mutates. They are particularly interested in how queer and trans Asian (Americans) experience these spaces, especially given the rise of Asian American hate crimes.