Jeeyun (Sophia) Baik
Jeeyun (Sophia) Baik is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of San Diego (USD). She is a scholar of communication law and policy with particular expertise in digital privacy and surveillance. Her research explores the politics of communication technology governance across borders as different socio-political actors engage in the process.
Some of her current research projects include examining (1) power dynamics of emerging data privacy laws, (2) rights-based approaches to platform governance (e.g., civil rights, human rights), and (3) digital media's data-driven business models (e.g., targeted advertising). In her research, she focuses on interrogating the implications of the policies for marginalized communities.
Her research has appeared in various academic publications, including Telematics & Informatics, International Journal of Communication, Mobile Media & Communication, Mass Communication & Society, Sage Research Methods, and Information, Communication & Society.
She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity at UC Berkeley. She received her PhD in Communication and Master of Public Diplomacy from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California, and her BA in International Relations from Seoul National University in South Korea.