Nojin Kwak (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies and Director of the Nam Center for Korean Studies at the University of Michigan. Kwak ‘s research centers on the role of communication media in civic and political engagement and has published in peer-reviewed journals, including Communication Research, Journal of Communication, Human Communication Research, Political Communication, Political Research Quarterly, New Media and Society, and Asian Journal of Communication. His recent studies analyze the impact of internet and mobile communication technologies on community involvement, deliberative openness, and political participation. Kwak has received numerous top paper awards at major conferences. Kwak is a co-editor of a book series, Perspectives on Contemporary Korea, published by the University of Michigan Press.