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Björn Boman

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Works at Department of Education
Email bjorn.boman@edu.su.se
Visiting address Frescativägen 54
Postal address Institutionen för pedagogik och didaktik 106 91 Stockholm

About me

I am a Ph.D. candidate in educational research, with a particular emphasis upon educational achievement in various national and cross-national contexts (e.g. Sweden, South Korea, Finland, Estonia, Taiwan, Vietnam and Singapore). My reserch interests do also include the music industries in South Korea, Sweden and Japan, cultural psychology (South Korea, Sweden), cultural studies (South Korea, Sweden), literature (Yukio Mishima), and political history (e.g. José Ortega y Gasset, Julius Evola).

In relation to my research, I work with a plethora of methods, such as systematice literature reviews, case studies, discourse analysis, content analysis, close reading, on-site observations, cost/benefit analysis (CBA), and bivariate and multivariate analysis.  Threoretically, I work with for instance the Big Five, cultural globalization theory, and han (한, a Korean psychocultural concept). In a complex world, social and natural phenomena may be analyzed at different levels and only palpable contradictions should be avoided in the social sciences.  Apart from the ones mentioned below, many articles will hopefully be published in the spring of 2020.

Previously, I have obtained a M.A. in Education (2010) and a M.A. in History and the Behavioral Science of Religion (2012) from Uppsala University, and studied Korean at Stockholm Univerity, among a set of supplementary courses (2014-2019), in parallel with full-time work as a teacher. 

I have taught 8 years at upper-secondary and lower-secondary level and was nomineed as 'teacher of the year' in Solna in June 2019. My personal interests include fitness and traveling (56 countries so far). I have obtained a diploma in personal training (Ylab Education, Stockholm, 2007).

 

Research project: Educational achievement across the world (compilation) 

 

 

List of academic publications

 

2020: “Cultural Amnesia or Continuity? Expressions of Han in K-pop”. East Asian Journal of Popular Culture, 6 (1).

 

2019: “Achievement in the South Korean Music Industry”. International Journal of Music Business Research, 8 (2).

 

2019: Worth to narrow the gap? Educational achievement in South Korea and Sweden. International conference: 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between the Kingdom of Sweden and the ROK Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies at Stockholm University May 23-24, 2019. Orientaliska studier (fortcoming).

 

2019: ”Utbildning i det samtida Vietnam: förändringar och framgångsfaktorer” (Educational policies in Contemporary Vietnam: Development and Factors of Achievement). Orientaliska studier, 157 (June).

 

2015: “Koreansk skönhet som en förlängning av den koreanska vågen” (Korean beauty as an extension of the Korean wave), Orientaliska studier, 142. This study has been covered in Swedish press, https://www.sydsvenskan.se/2016-01-10/en-vag-av-skonhet

 

2015: Review (in Swedish) of John Lie's book K-pop: Popular music, cultural amnesia, and economic innovation, (2014), Orientaliska studier, 141.

 

2015: “Det nutida Koreas religiösa landskap” (The Religious landscape of Korea), Orientaliska studier, 141.

 

2014: “K-popens globala begränsningar” (The Global Limitations of K-pop), Orientaliska studier, 140.

 

Academic conferences (lecturer)

2019: “Educational Achievement in the Republic of Korea and Sweden: Worth to narrow the gap?”. International conference: 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between the Kingdom of Sweden and the ROK Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies at Stockholm University May 23-24, 2019.

Last updated: September 15, 2019

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