Cluster 3: Member Bios

Mihyon Jeon is an Associate Professor of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, York University. She investigates language ideologies and maintenance issues among Korean immigrants as well as the transnational experiences of native-speaking English teachers. Her articles appeared in many journals, including Journal of SociolinguisticsModern Language JournalJournal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, and Heritage Language Journal.

Ahrong Lee is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. She received her Ph.D. in English (2009), concentrating in Linguistics, from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Her research interests include Korean linguistics, second-language acquisition, foreign-language pedagogy, curriculum development, and the integration of technology in foreign-language education.

Yujeong Choi is Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto.  In 2012 she received her PhD degree in Linguistics from the University of Texas at Arlington. Her research interests include applied linguistics, Korean pedagogy, and Korean linguistics. She currently teaches Korean language courses. Her research interest is literacy education.

Kyoungrok Ko is Associate Professor in the University of Toronto. He is currently coordinating the Korean language program and teaching Korean language courses in the Department of East Asian Studies. He is a former board member of the American Association of Teachers of Korean and a recipient of the 2016 University of Toronto Faculty of Arts and Science Dean’s Outstanding Teaching Award. His scholarly interests include: Korean pedagogy, foreign/second language writing pedagogy, integration of technology in language education.

Adrienne Lo is a linguistic anthropologist. She is an associate professor at Waterloo University and the co-editor of Beyond Yellow English: Toward a Linguistic Anthropology of Asian Pacific America (Oxford, 2009) and South Korea’s Education Exodus: The Life and Times of Study Abroad. (Center for Korean Studies, University of Washington, 2014). She is working on a collaborative research project (funded by the Spencer Foundation) investigating the internationalization of the undergraduate student body at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her current research examines ideologies of multilingualism in the South Korean popular media and the history of the racialization of Asian American linguistic competencies.