I study the interrelationship between systems theory and cultural diversity in arts and culture organizations. More specifically, I write about a structural and systemic change theory that can affect organizations and their surroundings leading to paradigmatic shifts, rather than changing one part of an organization, which may not be sustainable. Based on this theory, I have co-edited a book entitled, Systems Thinking in Museums: Theory and Practice (2017). I also wrote a monograph on this topic, Transforming Museum Management: Evidence-Based Change through Open Systems Theory (2021). Some of my previous publications are found in the following peer-reviewed journals: Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, Museum Management and Curatorship, International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, Studies in Art Education, and Qualitative Inquiry. In 2023, I received the National Endowment for the Humanities Research and Development Grant for her project, “Whose History Are We Preserving?: Mapping the Gaps of the National Register of Historic Places from Racial and Ethnic Historical Perspectives.” I coedited the Oxford Handbook of Arts and Cultural Management (2023). I have recently started working on legal research with my JD training (stay tuned for law reviews and more legal research projects coming soon!).

Selected Articles in Refereed Journals
Jung, Y. (2022). Current use cases, benefits, and challenges of NFTs in the museum sector: Toward common pool model of NFT sharing for educational purposes. Museum Management and Curatorship, 38(4), 451-467.

Keeney, K. & Jung, Y. (2022). Hidden in Plain Sight: Systems Intelligence in Arts Leadership. The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, 53(1), 1-18.

Jung, Y., Schinberg, J., & Xie, J. (2020). Gender gap in citations: Unconscious gender bias in arts administration scholarship. The International Journal of Community Diversity, 20(2), 1-16.


Jung, Y. & Vakharia, N. (2019). Open systems theory for arts and cultural organizations: Linking structure and performance. The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, 49(4), 257-273.


Jung, Y. & Lee, M. (2019). Exploring departmental-level fundraising: Relationship-based factors affecting giving intention in arts higher education. International Journal of Higher Education, 8(3), 235-246.


Keeney, K. & Jung, Y. (2018). Global arts leadership: An exploration of professional standards and demands in arts management. The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, 48(4), 227-242.


Jung, Y. (2018). Economic discussion of conflict between public education policies and common good arts in the United States. The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, 48(2), 98-107.


Jung, Y. (2017). Threading and mapping theories in the field of arts administration: Thematic discussion of theories and their interdisciplinarity. The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, 47(1), 3-16.


Jung, Y. (2016). Micro examination of museum workplace culture: How institutional changes influence the culture of a real world art museum. Museum Management and Curatorship, 31(2), 159-177.


Jung, Y. (2016). Contemporary understanding of Harlem on My Mind: What can we learn from an art museum’s early attempt toward culturally inclusive practice? The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, 10(1), 41-50.


Jung, Y. (2015). Post stereotypes: Deconstructing racial assumptions and biases through visual culture and confrontational pedagogy. Studies in Art Education, 56(3), 214-227.


Jung, Y. (2015). Harlem on My Mind: A step toward promoting cultural diversity in art museums. The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, 7(2), 1-13.


Jung, Y. (2015). Diversity matters: Theoretical understanding of and suggestions for the current fundraising practices of nonprofit art museums. The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, 45(4), 255-268.


Jung, Y. (2014). Ethnographic case study in place-based research: Planning to be comfortable with uncertain moments and unexpected encounters. SAGE Research Methods Cases. 


Jung, Y. (2013). Mindful walking: The serendipitous journey of community-based ethnography. Qualitative Inquiry, 20(5), 621-627.

Jung, Y. (2011). The art museum ecosystem: A new alternative model. Museum Management and Curatorship, 26(4), 321-338.

To see full list of my publications, see my CV.