Minhee Son was born in Korea and spent her early childhood and middle school in Seoul. She also lived and received her early education in Australia and Canada. In 2007, she received a BA in communication at the University of Southern California. She received a MA in visual communication at Yonsei University in Korea, before returning to USC where she is currently a doctoral student in communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
Minhee’s interests are in international migration, multiculturalism, intergroup communication and civic engagement. She conducts research on the roles of media and other communication technologies and resources in managing conflict and facilitating intercultural understanding in an increasingly globalized and mobile society. In the Metamorphosis Project, she looks to urban multiethnic neighborhoods, such as Los Angeles, to study the opportunities and challenges different immigrant groups have in building community and improving their well-being, such as accessing health resources or dealing with workplace issues. Since 2010, Minhee has been working with her colleagues at Metamorphosis developing an innovative measure that takes an ecological approach and captures the network of various communication resources people connect to in pursuit of goals in everyday life.