BTS ARMY is a microcommunity, and within that community are researchers who are chronicling and analyzing the BTS and ARMY phenomenon. These are just a few examples of the ongoing scholarly conversation.
An Analysis of Gender Images of Fashion Style in BTS Music Videos Using Judith Bulter's Performativity Theory | Yeonyi Jung, Youngjae Lee
Bangtan Sonyeondan in America: Soft Masculinity Performance and Audience Response | Adinda Saraswati Mustafa Putri, Adriana Rahajeng Mintarsih
A Critical Discouse Analysis of Kim Namjoon's (RM's) Speech | Uswatun Hasanah, Alek Alek, Didin Nuruddin Hidayat
How Music Fans Shape Commercial Music Services: A Case Study of BTS and ARMY | Jin Ha Lee, Anh Thu Nguyen
Korean-English Language Translational Action of K-Pop Social Media Content: A Case Study on BTS' Official Twitter | Aznur Aisyah
Korean Dance Performance Influences on Prospective Tourist Cultural Products Consumption and Behavior Intention | Hye-eun Kwak, Joon-ho Kim, Sun-young Kim, Ju-eee Jung, Hyun-ju Choi
Love Myself Campaign: Exploring Branden's Six Pillars of Self-Esteem in BTS Songs | Diana Achmad, Siti Sarah Fitriani, Dini Hanifa
Positive Psychosocial Outcomes and Fanship in K-Pop Fans: A Social Identity Theory Perspective | Derek A. Laffan
Research BTS is an account dedicated to "studying the culture, social organization and structure of BTSARMY."
Additional Research Tools
The BTS Syllabus is an ongoing crowd-sourced project to study and publish the multiple conversations happening around BTS and ARMY.
CedarBough Saeji, PhD, has posted a list of resources for those wanting to learn more about Korean culture.
BTS: A Global Interdisciplinary Conference II will take place May 1-2, 2021 at California State University Northridge
This link brings up a Twitter search for the BTS Conference using the hashtag #BTSConference. This serves as an informal archive for the presentations.