Office: Communication 204
Office Hours: Fall 2023 | Fri 9:00am-11:00am
Hyeonchang "Kay" Gim is a PhD candidate. Mr. Gim is an intergroup communication scholar working at the interface of mediated and interpersonal communication. He is interested in understanding how messages influence people's attitudes toward various social groups, including ethnic and cultural groups. In recent years, his research has explored different forms of mediated communication (e.g., user-generated short-form videos and social media) that influence intergroup attitudes within domains such as music and sports. As a quantitative behavioral scientist, he approaches his work using experimental and computational methods. His recent publications have appeared in Media Psychology, Journal of Media Psychology, Journal of International & Intercultural Communication, and Communication Research Reports among others. He has received multiple awards, including top papers from ICA's Intergroup Communication and NCA's Mass Communication Divisions.
Reflecting his dedication to fostering social cohesion through research, his career as an educator mirrors his enthusiasm for establishing inclusive classroom settings that facilitate the success of all students. He teaches classes in intercultural communication, persuasion, research methods, small group communication, and music as communication. For further information about Mr. Gim, you can explore his personal website by clicking here.
Media Content and Effects
Natural Language Processing
Gim, H. (2023). How do people tweet about gay and bisexual people surrounding the 2022 monkeypox outbreak? An NLP-based text analysis of tweets in the U.S. Communication Research Reports. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/08824096.2023.2263351
Gim, H., & Harwood, J. (2023). Music and sports as catalysts for intergroup harmony: What is more effective, and why? Journal of Media Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1027/1864-1105/a000385
Gim, H., Gahler, H., Harwood, J., & Paolini, S. (2023). Seeking others’ sounds: Predictors of voluntary exposure to outgroup music. Media Psychology, 26(1), 54-71. https://doi.org/10.1080/15213269.2022.2097095
Case, T., Gim, H., Gahler, H., & Harwood, J. (2022). For the love of music: Changing Whites’ stereotypes of Asians with mediated intergroup musical contact. Journal of International & Intercultural Communication, 15(4), 435-453. https://doi.org/10.1080/17513057.2021.1985590
- Ph.D. in Communication (Expected 2024)
- Graduate Certificate in Natural Language Processing (Expected 2024)
- Graduate Certificate in College Teaching (2023)
- Graduate Certificate in Computational Social Science (2022)