Community Data Clinic

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Chamee Yang

Chamee Yang (she/her/hers) is a researcher, writer, and educator in critical media and information studies and science and technology studies (STS) in Asian and global contexts. She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and holds a PhD in Communications and Media from the University of Illinois. In Spring 2022, she taught a graduate course in Community Data and led a research project, “Community-Driven Approaches to Gun Violence in the US,” collaborating with the Community Data Clinic and the City Council of Urbana. She is currently working on her first book, Remapping Smart Cities: A History of Technological Future in South Korea, which examines the history and politics of smart artifacts and environment and de-universalizes the narrative of “smart cities” through the lens of media genealogy. Her writings have appeared in Big Data & Society, Telematics & Informatics, and Communication & Sport, among others. Her research has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies, and she has held postdoctoral fellowships at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Science, Technology, and Society Program and Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Literature, Media, and Communication. In the Fall of 2022, she will begin as an Assistant Professor of Communication at the Seoul National University in South Korea.