Hanwool Choe focuses on digital discourse, language and food, family discourse, multimodality, and life stories through the frameworks of interactional sociolinguistics and discourse analysis. Her works have been published in journals such as Language in Society, Journal of Pragmatics, Discourse Studies, and Narrative Inquiry. She is currently working on several projects concerning everyday vlogging, family group chats, metadiscourse of mukbang (livestream of eating), and digital storytelling of lunchbox moments among Asian American young adults.
Hanwool received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from Georgetown University in Washington D.C., U.S.A. in 2020. She was awarded a Fulbright scholarship (2013-2015) to obtain her M.A. in Language & Communication at Georgetown University. She completed her B.A. in English Linguistics, with a minor in Education, at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, South Korea, with the highest distinction, in 2012.