Hyunjin Seo is an associate professor and Docking Faculty Scholar at University of Kansas as well as founding director of the KU Center for Digital Inclusion. She is also a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University where she was a fellow in AY2018-2019. Her research examines how social collaborative networks facilitated by digital communication technologies affect social change at local, national and international levels.
Seo is currently the Principal Investigator on an NSF-funded project aimed at supporting women recently released from jail or prison in learning digital skills relevant for their reentry including job searches. She is also completing a book manuscript (under contract with Oxford University Press), Networked Collective Actions: The Making of an Impeachment, which examines intricate relationships between social institutions and agents during South Korean protests directed at political changes. She has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in the areas of digital media, collective action, and civic engagements.