Irina Lyan, Ph.D.
Chair, Korean Studies Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Studies
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Contact:
E-mail: irina.lyan@mail.huji.ac.il
Personal Site: www.irlyan.com

Higher Education

2011-2017 PhD in Sociology and Anthropology, Organization Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Supervisors: Prof. Michal Frenkel and Prof. Gili S. Drori
 2007-2010 MA in Sociology and Anthropology, Organization Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2002-2006 BA in Sociology and Anthropology and English Literature, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
 2001-2002 Rothberg School for International Students, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (graduated with honors)

 

Academic Appointments

July 2020- Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Summer 2020 Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of Korean Studies at Yonsei University (postponed to 2021 due to Covid-19)
2019-2020 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Lady Davis Fellowship Trust, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2019-2020 Lecturer, Department of Asian Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2018-2019 Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, St Antony’s College, Oxford University
 2018-2019 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem  (received and declined)
2017-2018 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Leonardo Davis Institute for International Relations and The Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2017-2018 Lecturer, Department of Asian Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Summer 2017 Global Humanities Junior Research and Teaching Stay, Freie Universität Berlin
2016-2017 Academic Advisor of the Joint Program of International Relations and Asian Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2013-2017 Academic Advisor of the Joint Program of Business Administration and Asian Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2012-2014 Coordinator of Organization Community at Israeli Sociological Society
2004-2013 Research Assistant, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University

 

Research Interests
Korean Economic Miracle
-Critical Management Studies
-Industrial Espionage
-Postcolonial Theory in Organizations

Korean Popular Culture 
-Fandom Studies
-Fan-entrepreneurship
-National imagination, imagery, images
-Soft Power and Nation Branding

 

Teaching at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Korean Economic Miracle
South Korean Popular Culture
Understanding North Korea
Gender and Sexuality in Korean literature and cinema
Pre-modern Korea
Asia in International Arena
Forum of East Asian Economies
Cross-Cultural Encounters in Organizations
Special Teaching Opportunities:
Korean Global Seminar, Ateneo Korean Studies Program (2020)
Samsung Israel (2018)
Summer School, Global Humanities Campus, Freie Universität Berlin (2017)
Travelling Summer Seminar in Japanese Society and Culture, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2015)
Academic Supervisor of BA student from Peking University, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2013-2014)

 

Selected Publications:

Lyan, Irina and Frenkel, Michal (2020). Industrial espionage revisited: Host country-foreign MNC legal disputes and the postcolonial imagery. Organization. https://doi.org/10.1177/1350508420928517 (link).

Lyan, Irina (2019). Welcome to Korea Day: From diasporic to fan-nationalism. International Journal of Communication, 13, 3764-3780 (link).

Otmazgin, Nissim and Lyan, Irina (2018). Fan Entrepreneurship: Fandom, Agency, and the Marketing of Hallyu in Israel. Kritika Kultura, 32, 288-307 (link). Reprinted in Transcultural Fandom and the Globalization of Hallyu (2019). Edited by Park Gil-Sung, Nissim Otmazgin and Keith Howard. Seoul: Korea University Press, pp. 155-179. (link).

Lyan, Irina. (2018). Book Review: The Evolution of Tiger Management: Korean Companies in Global Competition, by M. Hemmert (2018). Journal of International Management, 24(3), 301-302 (link).

Frenkel, Michal, Lyan, Irina, and Drori, Gili S. (2015). Reproducing self and the other: The role of cross-cultural management discourse and training in shaping Israeli-Korean collaborations. In Routledge Companion to Cross-Cultural Management. Edited by Nigel Holden, Snejina Michailova and Susanne Tietze. London: Routledge, pp. 399-408 (link).

Lyan, Irina, Zidani, Sulafa, and Shifman, Limor (2015). When Gangnam Hits the Middle East: Re-makes as Identity Practice. Special Issue on Asian Popular Culture. Asian Communication Research, 12(2), 10-31 (link).

Lyan, Irina and Levkowitz, Alon (2015). From Holy Land to “Hallyu Land”: The Symbolic Journey Following the Korean Wave in Israel. Special Issue on K-POP and K-Drama Fandoms, Journal of Fandom Studies, 3(1), 7-21 (link).

Lyan, Irina and Levkowitz, Alon (2015). Consuming the Other: Israeli Hallyu Case Study. In Hallyu 2.0: The Korean Wave in the Age of Social Media. Edited by Sangjoon Lee and Marcus Nornes. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, pp. 212-228 (link).

Otmazgin, Nissim and Lyan, Irina (2014). K-pop Fandom in Israel and Palestine. Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review, 3(1), 32-55 (link).

 

Scholarships, Grants and Awards
 2020  Scholarship by Mme. Nicole Giberstein Aboulker & Mme. Helene AboulkerTrink, Department of Asian Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
 2019 Research Grant, The Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2018-2019 Research Grant, St. Antony’s College Committee in Israel, Tel Aviv University
2018 Research Travel Grant, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2017-2018 Post-Doctoral Scholarship, The Leonardo Davis Institution for International Relations and The Truman Research Institutre for the Advancement of Peace, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2017 Post-Doctoral Global Humanities Junior Researcher at Principles of Cultural Dynamics Program, Freie Universität Berlin.
2017 Research Grant, The Leonardo Davis Institute for International Relations, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2017 Korean Studies Award, The Korean Embassy in Israel
2013-2017 The Presidential Scholarship for outstanding PhD Candidates, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2013-2017 Associate Doctoral Scholarship, The Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2017 Award for PhD Article Writing by The Faculty of Social Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2016  Excellence in Teaching, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2016 Korean Studies Award, The Korean Embassy in Israel
2015  Research Travel Grant for EGOS Colloquium, Shaine Center for Research in the Social Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2014 Research Grant for the fieldwork in South Korea, The Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2014

Research Travel Grant for the conference at Harvard University, The Authority for Research Students, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2013

Third Prize Award winner in PhD Articles Contest, World Association of Hallyu Studies (WAHS), Korea University

2011-2012

PhD Scholarship, Shaine Center for Research in Social Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2011 Award by Levi Eshkol Institute for Social, Economic and Political Research in Israel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2011

Article Award based on MA Thesis Paper by Shaine Center for Research in the Social Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

Conferences Organized

2019 Transcultural Fandom—The Global Diffusion of Hallyu. The 7th World Congress for Hallyu, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, December 1-4 (with Ingyu Oh and Nissim Otmazgin).
2018 Panel: Academy Goes East in Conference of Asian Studies in Israel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, May 23-24.
2017 Korean Diaspora and the Arts, The Truman Institute, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, May 21-23 (with Jooyeon Rhee).
2014 Graduate Conference at the Sociology and Anthropology Department, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, June 9 (with Michal Assa-Inbar and Yaron Girsh)
2014 The Cultural Geography of the Hallyu: Mapping the World through Korean Popular Culture, The Truman Institute, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, May 13-15 (with Jooyeon Rhee and Nissim Otmazgin).
2013 The “’Miracle” Narrative of Korean Cultural Industries: Perspectives from the Middle East, The Truman Institute, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, May 7-9 (with Nissim Otmazgin).