Sherry S. Yu

Sherry S. Yu
Assistant Professor


Sherry S. Yu is Assistant Professor in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media, and the Faculty of Information. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication from Simon Fraser University. Her research explores multiculturalism, media, and social integration. She is the author of Diasporic Media beyond the Diaspora: Korean Media in Vancouver and Los Angeles (2018, UBC Press) and the co-editor of Ethnic Media in the Digital Age (2019, Routledge). She is currently working on her co-edited volume, The Handbook of Ethnic Media in Canada, with Daniel Ahadi and Ahmed Al-Rawi at Simon Fraser University. Her research also has been published in scholarly journals such as Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, Journalism Studies, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Canadian Ethnic Studies, Canadian Journal of Communication, and Global Media Journal — Canadian Edition.



ethnic/diasporic media; multiculturalism and media policies; comparative journalism; representation of diversity in media; new media and digital storytelling




Yu, S. S., & Matsaganis, M. D. (Eds.). (2019). Ethnic media in the digital age. New York; London: Routledge.

Yu, S. S. (2018). Diasporic media beyond the diaspora: Korean media in Vancouver and Los Angeles. Vancouver; Toronto: UBC Press.


Journal Articles

Yu, S. S. (2018). Multi-ethnic public sphere and accessible ethnic media: Mapping English-language ethnic media. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 44(11), 1976-1993.  

Yu, S. S. (2018). The commercialization of journalism: Ethnic media, news production, and business strategies in the digital era. Journalism Studies, 19(16), 2433-2450. 

Yu, S. S. (2017). Ethnic media as communities of practice: The cultural and institutional identities. Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, 18(10), 1309-1326.  

Yu, S. S. (2017). Women in ethnic news media. Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, 18(4), 425-445.  

Yu, S. S. (2016). Instrumentalization of ethnic media. Canadian Journal of Communication, 41(2016), 343-351. 

Yu, S. S., & Ahadi, D. (2010). Promoting civic engagement through ethnic media. PLATFORM: Journal of Media and Communication, 2(2), 54-71.  

Yu, S. S., & Murray, C. (2007). Ethnic media under a multicultural policy: The case of the Korean media in British Columbia. Canadian Ethnic Studies, 39(3), 99-124. 


Review Articles

Yu, S. S. (2015). The inevitably dialectic nature of ethnic media [Review of the three books Global communication: New agendas in communication, The media gaze: Representations of diversities in Canada, and Understanding ethnic media: Producers, consumers, and societies]. Global Media Journal -- Canadian Edition, 8(2), 133-140.


Book Chapters

Yu, S. S. (2020). Beyond the Third Space: New communicative space in the making on YouTube. In K. Smets, K. Leurs, M. Georgiou, S. Witteborn, and R. Gajjala (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of media and migration (pp. 526-536). London: SAGE. 

Yu, S. S. (2019). Ethnic journalism and the ethnic press. In T. P. Vos, F. Hanusch, D. Dimitrakopoulou, M. Geertsema-Sligh, and A. Sehl (Eds.), The international encyclopedia of journalism studies (pp. 561-568). Boston: Wiley Blackwell. 

Yu, S. S., & Matsaganis, M. D. (2019). Introduction. Ethnic media in the digital age: New research from across the globe. In S. S. Yu and M. D. Matsaganis (Eds.), Ethnic media in the digital age (pp. 1-10)New York; London: Routledge. 

Yu, S. S., & Matsaganis, M. D. (2019). Epilogue. The future of ethnic media in the digital age. In S. S. Yu and M. D. Matsaganis (Eds.), Ethnic media in the digital age (pp. 183-193). New York; London: Routledge.

Yu, S. S. (2019). Ethnic media and accessibility: Online English-language ethnic media in the U.S. In S. S. Yu and M. D. Matsaganis (Eds.), Ethnic media in the digital age(pp. 66-78). New York; London: Routledge. [By permission of Taylor & Francis Ltd., reprinted Yu, S. S. (2018). Multi-ethnic public sphere and accessible ethnic media: Mapping online English-language ethnic media. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 44(11), 1976–1993. doi:10.1080/1369183X.2017.1346466.]

Yu, S. S. (2017). Ethnic media: Moving beyond boundaries. In C. Campbell (Ed.), The Routledge companion to media and race (pp. 160-172). New York, London: Routledge. 


Commissioned Research Papers

Yu, S. S. (2010). Mapping Canadian diasporic media: The existence and significance of communicative spaces for overseas Canadians (Project Paper Series No. 10-1, March 2010). Vancouver: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.  

Murray, C. A., Yu, S. S., & Ahadi, D. (2007). Cultural diversity and ethnic media in BC. A report to Canadian Heritage Western Regional Office. Study No. 45193670. Burnaby, BC: Centre for Policy Studies on culture and communities, School of communication, Simon Fraser University.  



INF2319 (formerly INF2199) Critical Approaches to Multiculturalism, Information, and Social Integration 

JOUB01H3 Covering Immigration and Transnational Issues 

JOUB02H3 Critical Journalism 

JOUC/MDSC60H3 Diasporic Media 

JOUC/MDSC80H3 Understanding Audiences in the Digital Age 

JOUD10H3 Senior Seminar in Journalism