Dr Sam Han

Sam HanAffiliate member

Assistant Professor of Sociology,
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Sam Han is a Seoul-born, New York City–raised interdisciplinary social scientist, working in the areas of social and cultural theory, new media, religion, globalisation and race/ethnicity. He is author of Web 2.0 (Routledge, 2011), Navigating technomedia: caught in the web (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007) and editor (with Daniel Chaffee) of The race of time: The Charles Lemert Reader (Paradigm Publishers, 2009). He also blogs occasionally for the 'here&there' section of the Social Science Research Council’s religion blog, The Immanent Frame.

Contact

sam-han@sam-ham.org

Current research

  • the dynamic of religion and digital technology in contemporary American Christianity
  • digital-diasporic religious practices in Asia
  • death and mourning in the digital age
  • the religious discourse of technology as sinful
  • general social and cultural theory (eg affect theory, post-structuralism, postmodernism, psychoanalysis, network theory)
  • parochialism in popular representations of 'genius' in media depictions of US ethnic minorities.

Publications

Books

Sam Han, Digital religions in Asia, Routledge, forthcoming.

Sam Han and Charles Lemert, Ethics in a new millenium, Paradigm, forthcoming.

Sam Han, Web 2.0, Routledge, 2011.

Sam Han and Daniel Chaffee (eds) The race of time: the Charles Lemert reader, Paradigm, 2009.

Sam Han, Navigating technomedia: caught in the web, Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.

Book chapters

Sam Han, 'American cultural theory” in Anthony Elliott (ed) The handbook of social and cultural theory, Routledge, forthcoming.

Sam Han, 'Structuralist and post-structuralist theory' in Anthony Elliott (ed) The handbook of social and cultural theory, Routledge, forthcoming.

Sam Han, 'Internet' in Dale Southerton (ed) The encyclopedia of consumer culture, Sage, 2011.

Sam Han, 'Clock, telegraph, and computer: reconsidering imago Dei through technologies' in Pauline Hope Cheong et al (eds) Digital religion, social media and culture: perspectives, practices and futures, Peter Lang, 2011.

Sam Han, 'Virtual identities: from decentered to distributed selves' in Anthony Elliott (ed) Routledge handbook of identity studies, Routledge, 2011.

Sam Han, 'Post-structuralist and postmodern theories: the fragmentation of identity' in Anthony Elliott (ed) Routledge handbook of identity studies, Routledge, 2011.

Sam Han, 'Info-war as the interface of biopolitics: re-reading Foucault with Virilio' in Sam Binkley and Jorge Capetillo (eds) A Foucault for the 21st century: governmentality, biopolitics and discipline in the new millennium, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009.

Sam Han, 'Postmodern social theory' in Anthony Elliott (ed) The Routledge companion to social theory, Routledge, 2009.

Articles

Sam Han, 'Theorizing New Media: Reflexivity and the Web 2.0', Sociological Inquiry, 80(2), 2010: 200–214.

Sam Han and Charles Lemert, 'Wither the time of global structures after the decline of modern space', Review: A Journal of the Fernand Braudel Center, 31(4), 2008.

Areas of study and research

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