Irina Lyan

Dr. Irina Lyan

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Irina Lyan

Irina received her Ph.D. in the Organization Studies, Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2017. She is a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations and at The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace (2017-2018). She is a recipient of several scholarships and awards including the Principles of Cultural Dynamics’ Research Stay at Freie Universität Berlin (Summer 2017) and Hebrew University Presidential Scholarship for outstanding doctoral students (2013-2017). 

Irina wrote her dissertation on the cross-cultural encounters in Israeli-Korean business collaborations. Her main research interests include cultural images and their impact on inter-organizational dynamics. She is also interested in Korean popular culture. In 2013, her paper on Israeli Hallyu Fandom won third prize at an article competition of the World Association of Hallyu Studies at Korea University. Irina co-organized three international conferences on modern Korea and 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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