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Sherry S. Yu


Associate Professor

Phone: 416-208-5177
Location: HW 411




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.

Research Interests

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


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

Yu, S. S., & Matsaganis, M. D. (Eds.). (2019). Ethnic media in the digital age. New York; London: Routledge.
Edited book
ISBN 9781138486485

Yu, S. S. (2021). Cultural Diversity in Canadian television: The case of CBC's Kim's Convenience. Television & New Media.
Journal article
doi: 10.1177/15274764211020085

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. 
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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

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

Yu, S. S. (2016). Instrumentalization of ethnic media. Canadian Journal of Communication, 41(2), 343-351.
Journal article (Commentary)

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

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.
Journal article

Kim, A. N., & Yu, S. S. (2022). The Other at home: A comparative analysis of coverage of an exiled Korean American K-pop star. In D. Oh (Ed.), Mediating the South Korean Other: Representations and discourses of difference in the post/neocolonial nation state (pp. 197-215). University of Michigan Press. DOI: 10.3998/mpub.11938487

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 Publications Ltd.
Book chapter
ISBN: 9781526447210

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.
Book chapter
ISBN: 9780367869533

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.
Encyclopedia entry
doi: 10.1002/9781118841570.iejs0126