ESP Biography

TRACY CAROLINE BANK, Stanford Freshman studying Linguistics

Major: Undeclared/Linguistics

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2014

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I knew nothing about Korea until two years ago, when my sister's roommate introduced her to Korean music videos. I find K-pop highly addictive and it makes me happy, so I love sharing it with others. Although the music videos and songs are enjoyable themselves, I also find that they provide a lot of information about modern Korean culture and values. Korean popular culture has also had a profound impact on my course of study here at Stanford-I began taking Korean this year, and I'm taking classes on Korean politics and society.

Past Classes

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H1435: K-Pop and Korean Culture in Splash! Spring 2011 (Apr. 16 - 17, 2011)
Have you ever heard of 2pm? Girls' Generation? Did you know that the most photographed celebrities of all time are a Korean boy band or that Megan Fox's celebrity crush is a Korean singer named Rain? If you didn't, or if you did but love to talk about Korean popular culture as much as I do, then come watch music videos and discuss a new cultural phenomenon!