Sindhoora Pemmaraju

Sindhoora Pemmaraju

PhD researcher

Department of Media and Communications

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English, Hindi, Korean, Telugu
Key Expertise
South Korea, Masculinity, Affect, Victimhood

About me

Research Topic 

South Korean masculinity in online spaces

Sindhoora’s current doctoral research revolves around South Korean masculinity in online spaces. 


Sindhoora Pemmaraju is a PhD candidate in the Department of Media and Communications. Before joining the LSE, Sindhoora completed her MA in Korean Modern Literature from Seoul National University's Department of Korean Language and Literature, where she specialized in modern Korean poetry. Her thesis at SNU focused on examining the act of eating as it appeared in the South Korean female poet Heo Su-gyeong's work. She was a recipient of the prestigious Global Korea Scholarship (2018) which helped her pursue her graduate studies in Seoul. Prior to this, Sindhoora had studied for a master's and bachelor's degree in English literature at Miranda House, University of Delhi. During her bachelor’s, Sindhoora was a researcher on a University of Delhi-sponsored research project entitled ‘Children’s Picture Books in India: Rethinking History, Storytelling and Pedagogy.’ She has recently received a grant from the Korea Foundation to support her PhD studies. Sindhoora also has professional work experience, having worked as a translator and editor in the South Korean webtoon industry for the past four years in Seoul after finishing her master’s at Seoul National University. 


Professor Lilie Chouliaraki and Dr Omar Al-Ghazzi

Expertise Details

South Korea; Masculinity; Affect; Victimhood

Conference Presentations

  • Remapping the Feminist Global: A Multi-Vocal, Multi-Located Conversation, “‘Don’t Swear at Me’: Ali Abdul’s Masculinity in Squid Game,” July 2022. 
  • Chunwon Literary Conference, “Anarchism in Kim Chun-su’s Poetry, Seoul, June 2020.  
  • Feminism and Korean Literature, Feminism, “The Motif of Eating, Feeding and Being Eaten in Heo Sugyeong’s Poetry,” Seoul, October 2019.