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Seung Min Hong, Ph.D.

School of Humanities, Religion and Social Sciences

Education history

  • Ph.D., Communication Studies (Media Studies specialization), University of Iowa, 2018
  • Cert., Christian Studies, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2010
  • M.A., Communication & Culture (Religious Studies emphasis), Trinity International University, 2009
  • B.S., Management Studies, University of Maryland University College, 2005


  • Assistant Professor of Media & Film Studies, Fresno Pacific University, 2021-present

  • Adjunct Instructor of Korean Studies, Korea University, 2019-2021

Selected works

  • Hong, S. M. (2022). Mediated Faith Coping with COVID-19: A Case Study of a Megachurch in South Korea. Journal of Korean Religions, 13(2), 91-116.
  • Hong, S. M. (2019). Contrapuntal Aurality: Exceptional Sound in Hollywood Monster Horror Films during the Early Sound Era. Journal of Popular Film & Television, 47(4), 215-226.
  • Hong, S. M. (2018). Exegetical Resistance: The Bible and Protestant Critical Insiders in South Korea. Religions, 9(10), 301.
  • Hong, S. M. (2017). Toward Korean Contextualization: An Evangelical Perspective. International Bulletin of Mission Research, 41(1), 18-28.
  • Hong, S. M. (2016). Uncomfortable Proximity: Perception of Christianity as a Cultural Villain in South Korea. International Journal of Communication, 10, 4532-4549.
  • Hong, S. M. (2016). Punching Korean Protestantism: Challenging from within through a Televised Theological Roundtable. Journal of Korean Religions, 7(2), 99-121.
  • Hong, S. M. (2012). The Ring Goes to Different Cultures: A Call for Cross Cultural Studies of Religious Horror Films. Journal of Religion and Film, 16(2), Article 2.
  • Hong. S. M. (2011). Korean Contextualization: A Brief Examination of Contextualizing Christianity in Korea. Evangelical Missions Quarterly, 47(2), 206-212.
  • Hong, S. M. (2010). Redemptive Fear: A Review of Sacred Terror and Further Analyses of Religious Horror Films. Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, 22(2), Article 6.
  • Hong, S. M. (2008). Kang Jeung San: The Object of Belief in Jeung San Do. Sacred Tribes Journal, 3(2), 132-151