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Christopher Zysik

 Christopher Zysik

Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften >Dekanatsmitarbeiter/in Kulturwissenschaften

Study Office - Scientific Assistant (WHK) - Studienbüro KW

+49 5251 60-3719
Warburger Str. 100
33098 Paderborn
Research Interest
  • Popular music- and mediaculture (specialisation East- and Southeast-Asia)
  • Music and Media Sociology
  • Idols and celebrity culture
  • Postcolonial theories
  • Theories of power
  • Aesthetics
  • Globalization

Wintersemester 2018/2019

"The journey is the reward" (Confucius) - Reading class about Asian philosophy and theology [in cooperation with Anne Weber]

  • International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM, D-A-CH Branch)
  • German Society for Popular Music Studies (GfPM)
 Christopher Zysik
2017 - today

Scientific Assistant

at the Dean's office of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Study Office

2017 - today


Institute of Art / Music / Textil, Department of Music, Paderborn University

2014 - 2016

Postgraduate studies

Master of Arts in Popular Music and Media, Paderborn University

2009 - 2014

Undergraduate studies

Dual-Subject Bachelor of Arts in Musicology and Philosophy, Paderborn University

Scientific Paper

(2019): 'Hang on the Box and women's identity in China', in: Bestley, R., Lohman, K., Raghunath, A. (Hrsg.): Punk & Post-Punk, Ausgabe 8, Nr. 2, S. 243-255.

Conference Paper Presentation (Selection)

2020-09-25: 'K-Pop and Suicide - Marginalization and Resistance in the Korean Pop-Industry' [transl.], 30th Annual Conference of the German Society for Popular Music Studies (GfPM) 'Not Ready to Make Nice. Power, Threats and Harassments in Popular Music', Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts/Pop Academy Baden-Württemberg, Germany [online]

2019-11-02: 'J-Pop, K-Pop and Co. - Re-imagining National Identity through Popular Music Terms in East Asia' [transl.], 29th Annual Conference of the German Society for Popular Music Studies (GfPM) 'One Nation Under a Groove: 'Nation' as a category in popular music?', Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

2019-07-11: 'Wota - Creating a Space for Marginalized Identities in Japanese Popular Culture' [transl.], 12th Postgraduate Conference of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities 'Die Relevanz kulturwissenschaftlicher Forschung', Paderborn University

2018-07-12: 'Kawaii-Metal - About the Postcolonial Analysis of Cuteness as a Commodity Aesthtic in Metal Music' [transl.], 11th Postgraduate Conference of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Paderborn University

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