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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.


Emerging Digital Issues from the Global South Working Group
Oct 1, 2019

Think South: Reimagining the Internet

Raising voices of our global community through poetry, indigenous art, and short pieces


Hyunjin Seo and Sarah Newman collaborating on NEA-funded project

Community members to create "Returning: Community-Based Visual Art Experience Involving Women Transitioning from Jail or Prison” project

Feb 4, 2021
KU News

Study shows vulnerable populations with less education more likely to believe, share misinformation

Hyunjin Seo leads the research, forthcoming in the journal New Media & Society

May 19, 2020
KU Today

$1.4M NSF Grant Will Support Technology Education for Women Post-Incarceration

A project from BKC fellow Hyunjin Seo will offer evidence-based technology education for women who have been recently released from incarceration

Jul 10, 2019

Hyunjin Seo receives $1.4 million grant from National Science Foundation

Hyunjin Seo and colleagues will offer technology education to support recently incarcerated women reentering the job force.

Jun 20, 2019