Marxist political economy, biopower, digital media & visual culture, globalization, North Korea, Soviet Union/Russia, fascism, international development, celebrity politics
David started the PhD program in Cultural Studies at George Mason University in 2014. He has a BFA in Film from Concordia University, an MA in Film & Television Studies from the University of East Anglia, and an MSc in Globalization with specializations in Culture and Politics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Prior to his PhD studies, David worked for the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, volunteered with Project Hope in the West Bank, worked on a traveling circus ship in Eastern Europe, and taught in South Korea for three and a half years.
For his doctorate research, he is interested in examining visual representations of North Korea on social media.
David currently teaches in the Global Affairs department. David also has a chapter on North Korean celebrity culture in an anthology on celebrity couples published by Bloomsbury, available now. (http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/