Sherry Yu

Associate Professor, Faculty of Information
Associate Professor, Department of Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC)
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Areas of interest

  • Ethnic/Diasporic Media
  • Multiculturalism and Media Policies
  • Comparative Journalism
  • Representation of Diversity in Media
  • New Media and Digital Storytelling


Main Bio

Sherry S. Yu is Associate Professor in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media, and the Faculty of Information. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication from Simon Fraser University. Her research explores multiculturalism, media, and social integration. She is the author of Diasporic Media beyond the Diaspora: Korean Media in Vancouver and Los Angeles (2018, UBC Press) and the co-editor of Ethnic Media in the Digital Age (2019, Routledge). She is currently working on her second co-edited volume, The Handbook of Ethnic Media in Canada. Her research also has been published in scholarly journals such as Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, Journalism Studies, Television & New Media, Canadian Journal of Communication, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and Canadian Ethnic Studies.

Select publications




  • Yu, S. S., & Daniels, G. (2023). Journalism and ethnoracial minorities. In S. Allan (Ed.), The Routledge companion to news and journalism (pp. 412-420). Routledge.

  • Kim, A. N., & Yu, S. S. (2022). The Other at home: A comparative analysis of coverage of an exiled Korean American K-pop star. In D. Oh (Ed.), Mediating the South Korean Other: Representations and discourses of difference in the post/neocolonial nation state (pp. 197-215). University of Michigan Press.
  • Yu, S. S. (2020). Beyond the Third Space: New communicative space in the making on YouTube. In K. Smets, K. Leurs, M. Georgiou, S. Witteborn, and R. Gajjala (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of media and migration (pp. 526-536). London: SAGE Publications Ltd.
  • Yu, S. S. (2017). Ethnic media: Moving beyond boundaries. In C. Campbell (Ed.), The Routledge companion to media and race (pp. 160-172). New York; London:  Routledge.


  • Yu, S. S. (2022, September 15). Ethnic media: a reflection and outlook on ethnic media research. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. Last modified (blank).
  • Yu, S. S. (2019). Ethnic journalism and the ethnic press. In T. P. Vos, F. Hanusch, D. Dimitrakopoulou, M. Geertsema-Sligh, and A. Sehl (Eds.), The international encyclopedia of journalism studies (pp. 561-568). Boston: Wiley Blackwell.