Benjamin Han is a media historian and global media studies scholar whose work focuses on television studies, race and ethnicity, and the cultural intersections between East Asia and Latin America. He is the author of Beyond the Black and White TV: Asian and Latin American Spectacle in Cold War America (Rutgers University Press, 2020). He is currently working on a book that examines how Latin America is imagined in South Korean television.
“Melodramatizing Racialized Korea: The Impasse of Black Representation in Itaewon Class.” Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema (2022): 1-16. DOI: 10.1080/17564905.2022.2119807.
“Reckoning with the World: Infrastructural Imaginaries of Cuba in Contemporary Korean Television.” Seoul Journal of Korean Studies 35, no. 1 (June 2022): 51-73. doi:10.1353/seo.2022.0004.
“Strategic Blackness in South Korean Television.” In Mediating the South Korean Other: Representations and Discourses of Difference in the Post/Neocolonial Nation-State, edited by David C. Oh (University of Michigan Press, 2022), 46-65.
‘“Millennials as Working Class’”: El Rey Network and the Politics of Race, Class, and Gender, Critical Studies in Media Communication 38, no. 3 (2021): 269-281, DOI: 10.1080/15295036.2021.1913287
Beyond the Black and White TV: Asian and Latin American Spectacle in Cold War America (Rutgers University Press, 2020).
“Fantasies of Modernity: Korean TV Dramas in Latin America.” Journal of Popular Film and Television 47, no. 1 (2019): 39-47.
“Transcultural Fandom of the Korean Wave in Latin America: Through the Lens of Cultural Intimacy and Affinity Space” (co-authored with Wonjung Min and Dal Yong Jin). Media, Culture & Society 41, no. 5 (2019): 604-619.
“Transpacific Talent: The Kim Sisters in Cold War America,” Pacific Historical Review 87, no. 3 (Summer 2018): 473-498.
“Ethnic/Diasporic/Transnational: The Rise and Fall of ImaginAsian TV.” Television & New Media 19, no. 3 (2018): 274-290.
“K-Pop in Latin America: Transcultural Fandom and Digital Mediation.” International Journal of Communication 11 (2017): 2250-2269.