Crystal S. Anderson, PhD

Welcome to CSAPhD, featuring the scholarship of Crystal S. Anderson! I am Research Scholar of Cultural Studies at Longwood University (USA) and Director of KPK: KPop Kollective, the oldest and only aca-fansite for modern Korean popular music (K-pop). My work fits best within transnational American Studies and global Asias contexts.  I focus on African American, Asian and Asian American cultures in popular culture and audience and reception studies.   You can view my complete CV here.  Some of my scholarship can be found in traditional forms. My 2013 book, Beyond the Chinese Connection: Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production(University of Mississippi Press).

Because much of this scholarship requires readers to purchase a publication or pay for access,  I also publish my some of my scholarly work on the Internet to make my scholarship more accessible to the public.  To read my most recent work, click on the folder on the sidebar.

I am Director of KPK: Kpop Kollective, the oldest and only aca-fansite for modern Korean popular music (K-pop). Established in 2010, it has developed into a community of practice  and a thematic research collection centered on K-pop. Members are also active scholars and aca-fans who work on individual scholarly projects related to Hallyu, a contemporary Korean cultural movement. Kpop Kollective promotes the public’s understanding of contemporary Korean popular culture, creates resources and provides analysis and context on K-pop from a global perspective.



I manage KPOPCULTURE, a digital humanities project that curates modern Korean popular music (K-pop) through digital exhibitions of music, choreography, fandom and industry.

I manage iFans: Kpop Global Fandom, a project site that examines K-pop fandom through qualitative surveys and curation of fan production.

I blog about Asian popular culture, including K-pop, K-drama, anime and East Asian film at High Yellow.

I’m happy to be a guest in high school and college classrooms via Skype. Please requests for speaking engagements and classroom visits to or





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