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 received her Ph.D. in Communication from the School of Communication at 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). 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.


communication infrastructure and social integration; media and cultural literacy; diaspora and diasporic media; new journalism practices and technologies; multiculturalism, media, and policy studies; race and ethnicity



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: UBC Press.


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. (Published online first in 2017)

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. (Published online first in 2017)

Yu, S. S. (2017). Ethnic media as communities of practice: The cultural and institutional identities. Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, 18(10), 1309-1326. (Published online first in 2016)

Yu, S. S. (2017). Women in ethnic news media. Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, 18(4), 425-445. (Published online first in 2015)

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


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

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). 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.


INF2199 Critical Approaches to Multiculturalism, Information, and Social Integration

JOUB01H3 Covering Immigration and Transnational Issues

JOUB02H3 Critical Journalism

JOUC/MDSC60H3 Diasporic Media

JOUC/MDSC80 Understanding Audiences in the Digital Age

JOUD10H3 Senior Seminar in Journalism