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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.