Irina Lyan

Irina Lyan

Associate Fellow
PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University
Irina Lyan

Irina Lyan is a Ph.D. candidate in the Organization Studies, Department of Sociology and Anthropology and a Doctoral Fellow at the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2014-2017). Irina is a recipient of the Hebrew University Presidential Scholarship for outstanding PhD students (2013-2017). In 2017 Irina won Global Humanities Junior and Teaching Stay Scholarship at Freie Universität Berlin

She is writing her dissertation on the cross-cultural encounters in Israeli-Korean business collaborations. Her main research interests include national and global cultures and their impact on cross-cultural encounters.Irina's research covers Korean popular culture as well. She is the co-organizer of the conferences on Korean cultural industries in the Middle East and Cultural Geography of Hallyu in 2013 and 2014 at the Truman Institute. In 2013, her paper on Israeli Hallyu Fandom won third prize at an article competition of the World Association of Hallyu Studies.

Irina published several articles and book chapters including the invited paper for The Routledge Companion to Cross-Cultural Management (2015, with Michal Frenkel and Gili S. Drori).


  • Frenkel, Michal, Lyan, Irina, and Drori, Gili (2015). Framing the ‘Other’? The Role of Cross-Cultural Management Discourse and Training in Shaping International Encounters in Multinational Organizations. In Routledge Companion to Cross-Cultural Management. Edited by Nigel Holden, Snejina Michailova and Susanne Tietze. London: Routledge, pp. 399-108 (invited paper).
  • Lyan, Irina and Levkowitz, Alon (2015). From Holy Land to “Hallyu Land”: The Symbolic Journey Following the Korean Wave in Israel. Special Issue on K-POP and K-Drama Fandoms, Journal of Fandom Studies, 3(1), 7-21.
  • Lyan, Irina and Levkowitz, Alon (2015). Consuming the Other: Israeli Hallyu Case Study. In Hallyu 2.0: The Korean Wave in the Age of Social Media. Edited by Sangjoon Lee and Marcus Nornes. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, pp. 212-228.
  • Lyan, Irina, Zidani, Sulafa, and Shifman, Limor (2015). When Gangnam Hits the Middle East: Re-makes as identity practice. Special Issue on Asian Popular Culture. Asian Communication Research, 12(2), 10-31. Otmazgin, Nissim and Lyan, Irina (2014). K-pop Fandom in Israel and Palestine. Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review, 3(1), 32-55.

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