Members of KPK


Crystal S. Anderson  (PhD) is Affiliate Faculty, Korean Studies, Modern and Classical Languages at George Mason University and Director of KPK: Kpop Kollective.  She researches popular cultures that travel around the world and how fans interact with them. When she’s not watching a K-drama, she writes on Asian popular culture on her blog,  High Yellow.  The 4D leader of KPK, her bias groups include Shinhwa, SHINee, SS501, Super Junior, VIXX, EXO, UP10TION, Seventeen and Mamamoo.  #squadgoals: Write a comprehensive history of K-pop (somebody call me!).  You can find out more about her K-pop research here and her other research on her professional site, CSAPhD. Email her at or


Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S., Senior Fellow for Instructional Design and Information Management at KPK and Dean of Ida Jane Dacus Library and Louise Pettus Archives & Special Collections at Winthrop University. She knows her way around Internets, databases, archives, and any other places that are important to the creation, organization, distribution, and preservation of information. In short: she can find stuff! Kaetrena knows that K-pop resistance is futile: she has visited Seoul several times for academic and K-pop fan reasons. Stateside, she happily succumbs to performance, reaction and cover dance videos, Korean food shows, and documentaries and books about the Korean peninsula. Kaetrena is a nostalgic Cloud and a dedicated Shawol (Taemin-bias; Onew an extremely close second) – she thinks she can master the “Noona Neomu Yueppo” choreography with the help of ibuprofen and a cold pack. She also likes the vocal stylings of Park Hyo Shin and overall grandness that is TVXQ.  Find out more about her DH project here, broader scholarship here, or feel free to email her at

19 thoughts on “Members of KPK

    1. Hey there! We’ve decided to do something special because of your comment – we love talking about Kpop in general, and we DEFINITELY love talking about Key (self-confessed Shawol here ^^). Check out the new category “Let’s Talk About…” because the first one is all for you 🙂

    1. Thanks for taking the surveys! Glad you had fun, that’s one of the things we really wanted to do with the survey – why do it if it’s not going to be fun? 🙂

  1. My computer was down and I was bored of just looking at facebook on my phone… I’ll skip the details but it lead me here and now I’m just as addicted to this site as k-pop and kdramas!! Saranghae and gomsamnida for saving me from boredom!! 🙂

  2. Hi hi! I came across this site on the YouTube channel. I’m African-American and just getting into K-Pop good (I’m also over at SHINee Forums Int’l). Anyway……I LOVE SHINee, and 2PM but have no one to spazz over them with (there is no “scene” here where I live). Starting to get into SuJu as well. I’m VERY bummed that I couldn’t go to the SMTOWN concert in NYC, but whatevs..looking at the videos and reading the fanaccounts makes me feel like I really was there! This page is going to my Chrome bookmarks now…LOVE YA! Thanks!

    ~Shawol for Life (and Jonghyun’s lover)

    1. Yay! Thanks for coming to the Youtube channel and the site. We also want people to feel that they have a community for mutual spazzing, as Kpop fans can be few and far between! 😀

  3. Just found through from Google and I was wondering if you would like to exchange blog links. I, myself am writing topics on the J and K-entertainment industry. I’m going to be writing about fanfiction next.

    Would you like to exchange blog links?

    1. Hi and thanks for your interest. As you can see, our blogroll is very small and reserved for entites directly related to KPK members. However, part of the information we collect is information on Kpop-related sites, Kpop Web Places, an entire section of the site devoted to related Kpop links. If you can send us a brief description of your site, we can add you to that. Thanks!

  4. Aaaahhh,.=D guess i just found a very good website. Hi, i’m Reza,and i also do some research about hallyu in Indonesia and it’s development in int’l relation perspective. Wish we can share or exchange information here.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.