Crystal S. Anderson (PhD) is Director of KPK: Kpop Kollective and Project Manager for KPOPIANA. At her day job, she is Director of the Office of Student Research and Associate Professor at Longwood University. As a scholar, 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 with an undying love for the large K-pop group, her favorite groups include Shinhwa, SS501, Super Junior, EXO, UP10TION, and Seventeen. Her biases include Baekhyun (EXO), Kogyeol (UP10TION), MinRic (Shinhwa) and ultimate bias Onew (SHINee). #squadgoals: Write the official history of SM Entertainment (somebody call me!). You can find out more about her overall research as well as her digital humanities project on K-pop, KPOPCULTURE, on her scholarly blog, 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 Assistant Librarian/Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. 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 scholarship here or feel free to email her at email@example.com.