Bo Kyung Blenda Im

Third Year Graduate Student in Ethnomusicology
Room 103, Music Building

My research centers on the relationship between music and belief in Korean Christianity. I am particularly interested in how religious identity is both expressed in and modeled by congregational singing, and the role that global processes such as transnational migration and media circulation play in the formation of liturgical song repertoires and their respective theologies. I come to ethnomusicology with previous academic training in historical musicology, religion and communication studies, and seek to continue to draw from these disciplines in my work.