Research in the dictionaryThe UCSC Sociology Department faculty research interests fall into one or more of these three areas:

  • Political Economies and Political Ecologies

  • New Studies of Inequality

  • Culture, Knowledge, and Power

Juhee Kang
  • Title
    • Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Sociology Department
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Rachel Carson College Academic Building, 320
  • Office Hours Mondays 12-2:00, Thursdays 3:00-5:00pm, and by appointment; Check
  • Mail Stop Rachel Carson College Faculty Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High St.
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Sociology, New Media, Science and Technology, International Development, Globalization, Discrimination and Inequality, Community-based Research, Youth Studies
  • Courses SOCY 196G, Project Practicum: Global Information and Social Enterprise; SOCY 30A, Introduction to Global Information and Social Enterprise Studies (Co-teaching with Chris Benner; Tech Lab classes)

Research Interests

Social implications of technology; ICT for/and global development; digital skills and capacity building; gender and diversity in technology; media effects and user behaviors; migration; experiential learning; informal tech learning; global service-learning; community-engaged learning; mixed-methods 

Biography, Education and Training

  • Ph.D. Media Information Studies, Michigan State University, 2014 
  • M.A. International Communications and Development, City, University of London, 2004
  • B.A. Public Administration, Yonsei University Seoul, 2002
  • Dissertation: More-than-Voice Use of Mobile at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Analysis of motivational and contextual drivers to mobile use among low-income users in six South Asian countries  
  • Research Analyst,  Samsung Mobile European R&D Center, UK (2005 - 2007)
  • Research Specialist,  UN-ESCAP Asia Pacific Centre for ICT for Development, South Korea (2015 - 2016)
  • Research Fellow,  United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society, Macau SAR (2017 - 2019) 

Selected Publications

  • Kang, J. & Junio, R. (2019) Gender Equality in Digital Skills, in Sey, A. & Hafkin, N. (Eds). (2019). Taking stock: Data and evidence on gender equality in digital access, skills and leadership. United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society/International Telecommunications Union: Macau.
  • Kang, J., Ling, R. & Chib, A. (2018) The Flip: Mobile Communications among North Korean Migrants in South Korea, International Journal of Communication, 12(2018), 3533–3552.
  • Park, M., Zoo, H., Lee, H. & Kang, J. (2018) Mobile, Financial Inclusion and Development: A Systematic Review of Academic Literature, the Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, published online on July 27, 2018.
  • Kang, J. (2016) A Long and Winding Road to Development: Lessons Learned from ICTD project in Rural Tanzanian Schools, Journal of Development Communication, Vol. 27 (1)
  • Sivapragasam, N. & Kang, J. (2011) The Future of Public Payphone in Six Asian Countries, Information Technologies and International Development: Vol. 7(3), September 2011